Sheridan Fire update; local units resume command of fire

September 3, 2019 - 10:55 am

A significant reduction in fire crews and other resources occurred this morning as the Type 3 Team transferred command of the Sheridan Fire back to the local unit. Return of monsoon weather patterns considerably reduced fire activity as rehabilitation efforts begin.                                                                       

Sheridan Fire Overview

: 23 miles Northwest of Prescott, AZ on the Chino Valley District (T16N, R6W, S16)Size: 17,066 acres

Percent Contained: 49%

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper, Grass and Brush

Resources: Approx. 81 personnel including: 2-Engines, 2-Crews and 1-Helicopter

Current Situation: The Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team departed the Sheridan Fire this morning and returned command of the fire to a Type 4 organization largely comprised of Prescott National Forest fire crews and other resources. The focus of fire crews is transferring to the mop up phase of the fire and rehabilitation efforts of the affected area.

Closure: The area closure remains in effect over the Sheridan Fire area for firefighter and public safety. The closure area includes Camp Wood Road and the fire area south of Walnut Creek Road; The Walnut Creek Road remains open. Visitors and residents near the closure area should be alert for fire vehicles and equipment. A map and detailed description of the closure area are available on Inciweb and on the Prescott National Forest website.

Smoke: Visible smoke is not expected today and should not impact air quality in the surrounding area.

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