- Facebook Live with the IC and Operations: Tuesday, July 13th at 8p.m. Prescott National Forest Facebook Page.
- With the community of Crown King in a “Set” status, the town remains closed to the public. Only residents are allowed in and out.
FIRE CLOSURES: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Prescott National Forest have closed County Road 177 and national forest lands generally south of County Road 177 from Mayer west to Palace Station, except for Crown King residents with identification. For detailed information see: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7595/
Despite extreme weather hitting the Prescott airport Sunday evening, the Tiger Fire has received little moisture from passing thunderstorms.
Tiger Fire activity declined again yesterday. Overnight an infrared flight was conducted that indicated few remaining hot spots across the fire’s footprint. Several were detected along the western perimeter near Twin Peaks that threatened the perimeter. Firefighters and engines isolated and contained these spots while other resources began suppression repair and rehabilitation of fire lines. Suppression repair includes installing water bars on roads and fire lines to deter erosion, chipping brush cut during fire line work, and removing tools and gear used during suppression.
Two crews departed the Tiger Fire yesterday to assist with a new lightning start southwest of Prescott.
Today’s fire operations will be continued monitoring of the fire perimeter, suppression repair, and removal of equipment and tools. Firefighting resources will also be monitoring the perimeter for continued security as the fire footprint cools.
WEATHER: Increasing chances of area thunderstorms and accompanying gusty outflow winds for the next two days. Possible flooding can accompany localized rain events during this period.
EVACUATIONS: Crown King and the Lorena Gulch Cabins remain in “SET” and Horsethief Basin is in “GO” status in accordance with Arizona’s Ready-Set-Go Program https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go
FOREST CLOSURES: Arizona’s publicly managed lands are in widely different levels of closure/restrictions. Those planning to visit Arizona’s outdoors should consult appropriate land management agency web sites immediately prior to planning a trip to determine current restrictions and emergency fire area closures. Visit: https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions for current restrictions.
- Size: 16,273 acres
- Containment: 50%
- Cause: Lightning
- Location: 11 miles east of Crown King
- Start Date: June 30, 2021, 3:45 p.m.
- Incident Commander: Dave Gesser
- Incident Personnel: 280