Fire Information phone: 623-428-9367 Facebook: www.facebook.com/BLMArizona
Email: [email protected]
Location: 6 miles NE of Black Canyon City, AZ
Start Date: July 7, 2017
Brooklyn Fire: 32,804 acres, 100% Contained
Bull Fire: 5,161 acres, 78% Contained
Cedar Fire: 1,342 acres, 100% Contained
Resources Assigned: 2 crews, 6 engines, 1 type 3 helicopter, 76 total personnel plus overhead (for all three fires)
Vegetation: Brush and Grass
At 06:00 this morning, the Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, under the command of Andrew Mandell, assumed management of fire operations for the Brooklyn, Bull, and Cedar Fires. Fire operations will consist mainly of mop up from fire suppression activities and monitoring any continuing fire movement.
Both the Brooklyn Fire and the Cedar Fire received rain yesterday while the Bull Fire remained mostly dry. Monsoon weather will bring a chance for lightning to the area and humidity will be a bit lower than yesterday. Initial Attack crews continue to be available to respond to any new fire starts. There is a 30% chance of monsoon rains in the area today.
The closure order on the Agua Fria National Monument has been lifted. The closure order for the fire area on the Cave Creek Ranger District remains in effect. This closure includes all lands, trails and roads on the District west of National Forest System Road (NFSR) 24 (Seven Springs Road), north of NFSR 41 (Table Mesa Road) and south of NFSR 269 (Bloody Basin Road). NFSR 41 is closed from the Tonto Forest boundary on the west to its terminus at NFSR 24.
The Tonto National Forest’s Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has begun its assessment of the fires’ effects to determine what, if any, measures should be taken to reduce any risks to people, property, and sensitive resources if heavy rains should occur in the burned area.
There is an FAA Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) covering all three fires. This includes any unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. Remember, IF YOU FLY WE CAN’T.