Bureau of Land Management

The Incident Commander for the Tenderfoot Fire, in cooperation with Yavapai County Sheriff has issued mandatory evacuation notices to the Peeples Valley on the east side of Highway 89. This was a precautionary evacuation and there is no eminent threat at this time. The Incident Commander has expanded warning to residences on the west side of Highway 89.

Fire behavior has increased this afternoon as a result of an increase in winds and decrease.

The Tenderfoot Fire is burning on the East side of Yarnell. The 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire was on the West side.

Firefighters were able to successfully utilize existing fuel breaks in combination with aviation resources, fire engines and crews creating handline and black line/burn outs to make some significant progress protecting homes. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered. Fire crews plan to increase containment utilizing natural and constructed barriers.

Air and ground resources responding to the Tenderfoot Fire. The fire is approximately 400 acres.

Evacuations currently in affect for Yarnell due the fire threatening structures. The Red Cross Shelter has been set up at the Prescott Yavapai College 1100 E Sheldon. Animals Disaster Services is on site for small animals and large animals can be taken to the Prescott Rodeo Grounds 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott.

CLOSURE: SR 89 is closed in both directions from MP 275 to North end Mountain air.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that the cause of the Mittry Lake Fire was fireworks.  The investigation is ongoing and we are asking the public if they have any information about the cause of this fire to call the BLM office at 928-317-3200.  ***Side Note - Fireworks are illegal on public lands.

Firefighters will continue to be in the area for the next several days to monitor the fire and check for hot spots.  The public is asked to use extreme caution when traveling in the area for the next several days due to fire traffic and personnel on the road. 

The Mittry Lake Fire has burned on both sides of Mittry Lake Road. Today firefighters will work on hot spots along Mittry Lake Road and will work to rehab to the jetties that were burned.

Mittry Lake Road continues to be closed starting at the Betty’s Kitchen turn-off and opening up again on the east side of the Boat Ramp.

Firefighter and public safety continue to be top priorities for this fire. The public is advised to stay away from the area until the fire in completely contained.

Fire staffs continue to manage the High Meadow Fire located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George, Utah near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the BLM Arizona Strip. The lightning-caused High Meadow Fire started July 14, 2015 and is located in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip.

As of today, the fire is 1,312 acres in size.  

The High Meadow wildfire is being managed to achieve both protection and natural resource objectives.

Fire staffs continue today to manage the High Meadow Fire located approximately 55 mile southeast of St. George, Utah near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip. The lightning-caused High Meadow Fire started July 14. The fire is 1,240 acres in size and is in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip.

The High Meadow wildfire is being managed to achieve both protection and natural resource objectives.

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