Brooklyn, Bull, Cedar Fires to be transferred back to Tonto National Forest

July 16, 2017 - 8:53 am
Fire Information phone: 623-428-9367                                             
Email: [email protected]                                     
Start Date: July 7, 2017 
Cause: Lightning
Brooklyn Fire - Location: 25 miles Northwest of Carefree, AZ; Size: 33,550 acres, Containment: 100% 
Bull Fire – Location: 15 miles north of Carefree, AZ; Size: 5,699 acres; Containment: 95% 
Cedar Fire - Location: 20 miles north of Carefree, AZ; Size: 1,120 acres; Containment: 100%
Resources Assigned: 1 crew, 5 engines; 68 total personnel (for all three fires)
Vegetation: Brush and Tall Grass
Today is the last day that the Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team will manage fire operations for the three fires. Starting tomorrowJuly 17, fire operations management will be transferred back to the Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek District.  The Brooklyn and Cedar Fires are 100% contained and the Bull Fire is 95% contained. With the high humidity and recent rains, activity on that fire is minimal. More rain is expected in the coming days. Most fire personnel with the type 3 team have demobilized or are demobilizing today. 
The Burned Area Emergency Response team has been evaluating conditions on the ground in the fires’ aftermath to determine what, if any, emergency response actions should be taken. Emergency response actions would be to minimize immediate threats to human safety, property, and to sensitive resources from heavy rains falling in burned areas.
The closure order on the Agua Fria National Monument has been lifted. The closure order for the fire area on the Cave Creek Ranger District remains in effect. This closure includes all lands, trails and roads on the District west of National Forest System Road (NFSR) 24 (Seven Springs Road), north of NFSR 41 (Table Mesa Road) and south of NFSR 269 (Bloody Basin Road). NFSR 41 is the only road closed and it is closed from the Tonto Forest boundary on the west to its terminus at NFSR 24.