Effective Friday, October 18th at 6:00 am, the Prescott National Forest will lift the fire related area closure for the Sheridan Fire in Camp Wood, north and west of Prescott.
The public is advised to have heightened awareness about potential safety hazards and exercise increased vigilance regarding personal safety and understand that potential hazards can still exist. Be aware of their surroundings, check current and forecasted weather conditions, let someone know where you will be camping, and keep a well charged cell phone with you.
Due to decreased fire activity we will no longer be sending out a daily News Release. We will only share information if there is a significant event or change in fire behavior.
With less fire activity expected to continue due to scattered thunder showers and higher humidity fire crews are shifting their focus to rehabilitation efforts in areas impacted by the Sheridan Fire as Forest officials look at reducing the current closure area.
A fire area closure order is in effect over the Sheridan Fire area, limiting access south of the Camp Wood Road (County Road 68), with areas to the north of Camp Wood Road remaining open. County roads on the perimeter of the closure remain open. Map and detailed description of the closure area is available on Inciweb.
The fire continues to move steadily across the landscape in a remote and rural area south of the Camp Wood Road, and northwest of Willow Spring in the Sheridan Mountain area. There are no homes or structures threatened.
Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to continue fall prescribed burning on the Bradshaw and Chino Valley Ranger Districts, Tuesday November 1st through Friday, November 4tht; weather conditions permitting.
Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to continue fall prescribed burning on the Bradshaw and Chino Valley Ranger Districts, Monday October 17th through Friday, October 21st; weather conditions permitting.