Crews continued to build direct handline on the perimeter of the fire yesterday, resulting in significant increase in containment. The fire is currently 166 acres, with 46% containment. The reduction in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. Crews on the ground were able to walk to entire perimeter to obtain an exact fire size. Crews will monitor the fire today, allowing overnight rains to assist in suppressing heat in the fire area. Scattered showers will continue over the fire area throughout the day today. Crews will mop up and continue improving containment lines as conditions allow.
Resources: 5-Engines, 2-Dozers, 1-Type 2 Crew, 3-Type 1 Crews, 2-Type 3 Helicopters, and miscellaneous overhead personnel. Air resources will be ordered as necessary.
Campground Update: Upper Wolf Creek Group Campground will be open on Friday September 27, 2019. Lower Wolf Creek Campground will remain closed for the season. All designated dispersed camping sites in the southern portion of the Prescott Basin will re-open on Friday September 27, 2019.
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.
Location: 8 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, S16)
Start Date: September 22, 2019
Size: 166 acres
Percent Contained: 46%
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Brush, Pinyon and Timber
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser, Type 2 SW Incident Management Team #3
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Fire Information: (928) 925-1111