Evacuation Lifted | Update | Weather | Community Meeting | Closures | Resources | Fire Information
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the evacuation for Pine Flat. Residents were allowed to return home at 6 pm tonight, July 20, but will remain in Code Red “READY.” The communities of Walker, Groom Creek, Wolf Creek, Potato Patch, Indian Creek and Crown King remain in ‘READY’ status. For information on Code Red alerts, visit the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/ . For the latest information on Code Red, evacuations, and road closures please call Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 928-771-3321 (7:00 am to 7:00 pm).
Today hot shot crews finished construction of the direct hand line on the northwest side of the fire. Structure protection at Palace Station is near completion. Firefighters and heavy equipment continued to clear brush along FR52 (Senator Highway) down to Hooper Saddle. Helicopters also dropped water to cool hotspots this afternoon in the Butler Springs area.
Tonight’s night shift will be patrolling the east side of the fire along Forest Road 52 (Senator Highway), especially the Indian Creek area.
Firefighters continue to actively engage in fully suppressing the fire where they can do so safely and effectively. This includes protecting values at risk including private property and infrastructure in and around Pine Flats, Potato Patch, Wolf Creek, Groom Creek, Indian Creek Walker, and Crown King.
Hot and dry conditions are expected to remain until Sunday evening when moisture beings to increase. Winds will become lighter early next week as moisture increases across the region.
A recording of today’s Cellar Fire Community Meeting in Crown King is available to view on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/. No Facebook account is required to view it.
There is a Cellar Fire Closure Area in effect on the Prescott National Forest. It includes everything south of Wolf Creek including Potato Patch, south to the community of Crown King. The community of Crown King remains open for business. Detailed information and a map are available on Inciweb athttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6443/.
Cellar Fire Information: 928-925-1111 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6443/ (announcements, maps, photos)
Interactive Cellar Fire Map is available at https://tinyurl.com/CellarFireMap
Daily Smoke Outlook: Central Arizona Smoke Outlook at https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/CentralArizona
Ready, Set, Go Information and Code Red Sign Up: http://www.ycsoaz.gov/
Acres: Approximately 7,512 acres
Percent Containment: 18 %
Start Date: July 14, 2019
Origin Location: 16 Miles South of Prescott, AZ
Jurisdiction: Prescott National Forest
Fuels: Upper elevation: Ponderosa pine. Lower elevation: Brush, Grass and Chaparral
Resources: 661 personnel including 8 Hot Shot Crews, 6 Type 2 IA Crews, 2 Type 2 Crew, 2 Dozers, and 19 Engines