The Tussock Fire started on the afternoon of May 8, approximately 8 miles southwest of Crown King. The fire was mapped this morning (May 9) at 2,448 acres and has reached the Prescott National Forest boundary. Due to lack of moisture, hot, dry, windy conditions, and rugged terrain, a Type 1 Incident Management Team had been ordered to assist with incident management.
A GO Order for Evacuation has been issued for: Minnehaha, Fort Misery, and Horsethief Basin. Crown King is now at SET and should begin preparing in the event an evacuation order is issued.