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Unit Information

344 S Cortez St 
Prescott, 
86303 
344 S Cortez St 
Prescott, 
86303 

Incident Contacts

  • Fire Information
    Email:
    2021.Tiger@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    928-925-1111
    Hours:
    8am - 8pm
  • Fire Information
    Email:
    2021.Tiger@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    928-925-1111
    Hours:
    8am - 8pm

Black Canyon City Evacuation Status Lifted July 10, 2021

Tiger Fire
News - 07/10/2021

Tiger Fire

July 10, 2021

 

Public Information: (928) 925-1111           
Email: 2021.tiger@firenet.gov      
Size: 16,113 acres     Containment:  29%             
Cause: Lightning                                             
Location: 11 miles east of Crown King              
Start Date: June 30, 2021, 3:45 p.m.
Incident Personnel: 361             
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser              

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Facebook Live with the IC and Operations Sunday, July 11th at 8pm. Prescott National Forest Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF

With the community of Crown King in a “Set” status, the town remains closed to the public. Only residents are allowed in and out.

FIRE CLOSURES: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Prescott National Forest have closed County Road 177 and national forest lands generally south of County Road 177 from Mayer west to Palace Station, except for Crown King residents with identification. For detailed information see:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7595/60663/

After a thunderstorm Thursday night and its associated higher humidity, the fire was less active yesterday until late afternoon when fuels dried. Firefighters in Horsethief Basin identified one portion of a fire line that may be fired to widen the barrier as a contingency to future fire movement but wet conditions from Thursday night’s thunderstorm delayed that action. Other crews continued to prepare the Crown King Road (County Road 59) and Black Canyon Road (FS 101) for possible contingency firing operations. At Crown King, sprinkler and water line preparations remained and fire managers used a bulldozer and a hand crew to improve fire barriers constructed during previous year’s fires.

Today firefighters again work on structure protection operations to protect Crown King. In Horsethief Basin, crews are monitoring previous burnouts, providing point protection tactics as needed to protect structures and improvements, and waiting for an opportunity to fire a remaining contingency line. Other resources are monitoring the fire south of Cleator and poised to initially attack new lightning fires should they ignite from forecast thunderstorms.

WEATHER: Forecasts call for hot weather with a chance of thunderstorms and accompanying gusty outflow winds this afternoon.

EVACUATIONS: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s office Friday rescinded the Black Canyon City ”Ready” evacuation designation.   Crown King and the Lorena Gulch Cabins remain in “SET” and Horsethief Basin is in “GO” status in accordance with Arizona’s Ready-Set-Go Program https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go      

FOREST CLOSURES: Arizona’s publicly managed lands are in widely different levels of closure/restrictions. Those planning to visit Arizona’s outdoors should consult appropriate land management agency web sites immediately prior to planning a trip to determine current restrictions and emergency fire area closures. Visit: https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions for current restrictions.

Inciweb:   https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7595/

Prescott National Forest - Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrescottNF

Prescott National Forest - Twitter: twitter.com/PrescottNF
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