Effective Friday, October 18th at 6:00 am, the Prescott National Forest will lift the fire related area closure for the Sheridan Fire in Camp Wood, north and west of Prescott.
The public is advised to have heightened awareness about potential safety hazards and exercise increased vigilance regarding personal safety and understand that potential hazards can still exist. Be aware of their surroundings, check current and forecasted weather conditions, let someone know where you will be camping, and keep a well charged cell phone with you.
Potential risks in any area recently burned by wildfire include the following:
- Burned out stump holes that could cause injury if stepped in;
- Unstable terrain with potential for rolling debris (boulders, logs, rocks, etc.);
- Unsound burned trees (snags) that could fall or drop large limbs;
- Storms resulting in flash flooding that could wash out roads, initiate debris flows, and entrap people at flooded stream courses;
- Eroded and very rough roads that could result in unsafe driving conditions
The public can obtain additional information via the following: