Summary: This will be the final update from the Southwest Area Incident Management Team #3. Saturday, September 28 at 6:00 am the team will be transferring command of the fire back to the Prescott National Forest comprised of crews and overhead, many of whom have been fighting the fire since its inception, insuring continuity in strategies and objectives.
Moderate to heavy rain considerably cooled the remaining heat in denser fuels yesterday, allowing fire fighters to pivot away from full suppression efforts to a monitor status. Weather concerns, road conditions and fire weakened tree hazards will keep crews outside the fire perimeter throughout today as heat and fire activity continue to diminish. Fire crews and resources are continuing to be released, as weather conditions continue to be favorable.
Resources: 2-Engines, 1 Crew, 1 Helicopter, and miscellaneous medical resources and overhead personnel.
Campground Update: Upper Wolf Creek Group Campground and all designated dispersed camping sites in the southern portion of the Prescott Basin will re-open today, Friday September 27, 2019. Lower Wolf Creek Campground will remain closed for the season.
In the interest of safety, the public is asked to not travel in the vicinity of Ponderosa Park, Lower Wolf Creek, and the community of Potato Patch as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be traveling in the area. Avoiding these areas will allow firefighters to work and travel safely during suppression operations.
For further information please visit or call the following:
• Fire Information: (928) 925-1111
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6608/Location: 8 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, S16)
Start Date: September 27th
Size: 166 acres
Percent Contained: 66%
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Brush, Pinyon and Timber
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser, Type 2 SW Incident Management Team #3