The Sheridan Fire continues to burn through the brush and grass in a remote area north of Prescott. The fire has not expanded greatly over the past few days as slightly lower temperatures and increased humidity have moderated the fire’s behavior. Crews are continuing to reinforce containment features by burning the vegetation along roadways and other features identified as potential containment lines.

Location: 30 miles northwest of Prescott in Camp Wood (T17N, R6W, S26)

Start Date: July 10th                                                   

Size: Approximately 17,813 Acres

Percent Contained: 0                                   

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine

Resource Commitment: 30 personnel assigned - 1 Fuel Modules; 1-Type 3 Engine; 1-Type 3 Helicopter

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last week to proclaim May as Yavapai County’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Month. The proclamation highlights the unique risks posed by wildfire, and the preparedness measures citizens can take to mitigate the potential hazard.

Wildfires are never out of season, and now is the time to create defensible space around your home. Cut away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures. Remove all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground around your home. 

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