The four-acre Walker Fire was reported this morning at 11 am approximately 6 miles south of Lynx Lake near Potato Patch off Walker Road (T12.5N, R1W, S30). Firefighters from the Prescott National Forest, Walker Fire Department, and the City of Prescott arrived on scene and took aggressive action to securing the perimeter.
At 2 pm the fire was 100 percent contained; firefighters will remain on location mopping-up and extinguishing hotspots. The cause of the fire is under investigation at the time.
The following Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect for the entire Prescott National Forest:
- Campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails; except within developed recreation sites where grills and campfire rings are provided. (The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed providing such devices meet the fire under writer’s specifications for safety).
- Smoking is prohibited except within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material.
- Campfires are not allowed at the designated dispersed sites within the Prescott Basin. Metal posts identify designated dispersed sites with a number.
- Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.
Know Before You Go! To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, there are several resources available. The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
- Arizona Fire Restrictions http://firerestrictions.us/az/
- Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico: 1-877-864-6985
- Prescott NF Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
- Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
- Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valle Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121