Brooklyn Fire Update: smoke impacts communities to the South

July 8, 2017 - 10:03 pm

The Brooklyn Fire is burning in the Tonto National Forest and the Agua Fria National Monument in Yavapai County, Arizona 

There are NO evacuations currently in place.  There are NO impacts to I-17. Bloody Basin Road is closed.

The Brooklyn Fire remains north of Black Canyon City (north of Sycamore Canyon and Squaw Creek); at its closest point, NE of Black Canyon City, it remains north of Canyon Creek Ranch, Cross Y Ranch and Trails End Ranch.  Fire fighters are concentrated on the area NE of Black Canyon City.  To the north, the fire is predominantly south of the Bloody Basin Road. Firefighters are conducting burn out operations east along the Bloody Basin Road this evening and around Copper Creek Administrative site.  

Fire details

Agency Jurisdiction: Tonto National Forest, BLM Agua Fria National Monument 

Incident Command: Tod Pederson, IC   A Type-1 Incident Management Team ordered

Cause:  Lightning

Current Size:  35,883 acres

Containment: 5%                    

Personnel:  100                 

Cause:  Lightning                                   

Injuries: 0

Earlier today strong gusty winds from thunderstorms challenged firefighting efforts pushing the fire in multiple directions predominantly south. Conditions forced firefighters to move into safer locations and aircraft were ground for safety. Firefighters re-engaged the fire, focusing efforts on the southern portion of the fire, northeast of Black Canyon City.

Smoke will affect communities to the south of the fire such as Anthem, New River, Carefree, Cave Creek, and North Phoenix into the early morning.

Drones and unmanned aircraft put firefighters in the air and on ground at even higher risk. Keep drones out of firefighting zones. If you fly we can’t!

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