Passing thunderstorms across the Prescott National Forest ignited several fires across the forest. The Tiger Fire started June 30, 2021 at 1:52 p.m. from a lightning strike in the Castle Creek Wilderness. The 1,700-acre fire is burning in steep rugged terrain 11 miles east of Crown King, burning chaparral and grass. Remote access to this part of the forest is limiting full suppression efforts.
Today: Firefighters will start scouting for control features and identifying hazards on the east side of the fire. Resources including crews and engines have been ordered. The fire has been active through the night moving to the north and east. Heavy smoke will be visible along the I-17 corridor near Black Canyon City and Sunset Point as the fire burns through heavy drought affected fuels.
WEATHER: Isolated showers and thunderstorms develop during the afternoon on Friday, and again on Saturday. Locally heavy rainfall, lightning, and strong gusty outflow winds will be possible. Southwest winds increase each afternoon, becoming light during the overnight periods.
CLOSURES: The Prescott National Forest has implemented a full Forest Closure. See the Prescott NF website for more information https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: For fire restriction information around Arizona, visit: https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions
- Acres: 1,700
- Percent Containment: 0%
- Date/Time Detected: June 30, 3:45 p.m.
- Fuels: Chaparral and Grass
- Number of Resources: 13
- Cause: Lightning
- Origin/Location: 11 miles east of Crown King.
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