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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

Tiger Fire Activity Declines July 12, 2021

Tiger Fire
News - 07/12/2021
Tiger Fire Activity Declines July 12, 2021
Public Information: (928) 925-1111           
Email: 2021.tiger@firenet.gov     
Size: 16,246 acres                                                   
Containment:  43%
Cause: Lightning                                             
Location: 11 miles east of Crown King      
Start Date: June 30, 2021, 3:45 p.m.           
Incident Personnel: 319
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser            

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Facebook Live with the IC and Operations Tuesday, July 13th at 8p.m. 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/

Fire activity declined Sunday with increased humidity over the Tiger Fire. Although area thunderstorms to date have not supplied significant rain on the fire, they have been a daily event in the surrounding area and have increased humidity levels. The effect has been diminished fire activity as lighter fuels absorb moisture associated with higher humidity and quickly becoming less flammable and unavailable to ignite larger fuels.

Remaining heat exists in the Dead Cow Springs area and south to Horsethief Basin, all on the Tiger Fire’s western flank. There were also some interior isolated smoke columns appearing within the fire footprint as isolated pockets of fuel continued burning.

Today’s fire operations plan consists of a robust initial attack division to handle anticipated local lightning and continued point protection and suppression repair work on Crown King and Horsethief Basin roads. Crown King residents may encounter traffic delays from grading and mastication work along roads leading into and out of their community.

WEATHER:
Increasing chances of area thunderstorms and accompanying gusty outflow winds for the next three days. Possible flooding can accompany localized rain events during the same period.

EVACUATIONS:  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/

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