Hyde Fire behavior has been low to moderate

July 16, 2017 - 7:38 pm

Location: 30 miles northwest of Prescott in Camp Wood (T17N, R6W, S26)
Start Date: July 10th
Size: Approximately 17,813 Acres
Percent Contained: 0
Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine
Resource Commitment: 75 personnel assigned - 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew; 2 Fuels Modules; 1-Type 3 Engine; 1-Type 6 Engine; 1-Type 3 Helicopter

Summary:  The Hyde Fire is now 17,813 acres and is located in the Camp Wood area of the Chino Valley Ranger District.  Today, firefighters continued with ignition on the ground and from the air in a westerly direction, along the fire's perimeter.  Just as with the past three days, the fire behavior has been low to moderate: ideal for the restoration of the Ponderosa Pine in the area while providing a means of protection against future damaging fire or disease.  Rainfall occurred over the fire late in the afternoon substantially moderating fire behavior.  Tomorrow, the firefighters will assess the perimeter and portions of the fire's interior to assess the potential for further growth and to evaluate the ecological effects.  They fully expect to find the effects to be of continued benefit.  In the coming days, the fire will continue to be monitored at a minimum, but firefighters may initiate more ignition if the fire continues to grow as dictated by the weather, terrain, and forest fuels.

Closures: The following Prescott National Forest lands will be closed to the public until such time that conditions are deemed safe: PNF land north and west of County Road 68 and Forest Road(FR) 9821B extending west to FR 9; FR9 north to County Road 125; County Road 125 to FR 95E; FS95E south along FS95 to the junction of County Road 68 and FR 9821B

For a complete description of the closure area and map visit the Prescott National Forest website www.fs.usda.gov/prescott<http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott>  or InciWeb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5359/ .

Smoke Impacts: Light smoke may be visible in the area and could drift to parts of northern Chino and Paulden.

The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:

 *   Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
 *   Twitter: @PrescottNF
 *   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
 *   Local Ranger Station: Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200

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