Prescott National Forest

On Tuesday, August 1st through Friday, August 4th the Forest Service plans to conduct the annual aerial survey for insect and disease outbreaks on the Prescott National Forest. Forest Service airplanes and helicopters regularly fly over private, state, and National Forest System lands at low altitudes to perform a variety of natural resource management missions, including insect and disease surveys, remote sensing to acquire aerial images and data, and firefighting.  

Location: 30 miles northwest of Prescott in Camp Wood (T17N, R6W, S26)
Start Date: July 10th
Size: Approximately 2500 Acres
Percent Contained: 0
Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine
Resource Commitment: 1 IHC, 2 Fuels Modules, 1-Type 3 Engine, 1-Type 6 Engine, 1-Type 3 Helicopter

Summary:  The 2500 acre Hyde Fire burning in Camp Wood is currently fulfilling its natural role and moving slowly across the landscape consuming dead and down wood and forest fuels.

Location: 30 miles northwest of Prescott on the Chino Valley Ranger District (T17N, R6W, S26)

Start Date: July 10th

Size: Approximately 45 Acres

Percent Contained: 0

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine

Resource Commitment: 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew; 2 Type III Engines; 1 Type III Helicopter

Progress continues on the Goodwin fire as the entire southern portion of the fire perimeter has now been placed in patrol status. In the northern portion of the fire work continues on widening the fuel break near the Blue Hills area. The Breezy Pines area did receive some precipitation yesterday afternoon which helped efforts however in the heavy timber areas some residual heat remains. On schedule is transition to an Type 4 fire management team for Monday, July 10th, 2017.

Fire details

Location: Bradshaw Ranger District of Prescott National Forest; 14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28)

Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Size: Approximately 28,516 acres

Percent Contained: 95%

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources Assigned:  159 personnel

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and ponderosa pine stands in drainages.

Prescott National Forest Fire Managers have been busy this year with prescribed fire and wildland fire response. Because fire plays such an integral role in the management of our ecosystems, Fire and Natural Resource managers understand that the benefits from fire can at times be overshadowed by the destructive forces of fire, especially when fires burn close to homes and other valuable improvements.

Location: Bradshaw Ranger District of Prescott National Forest; 14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28)

Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Size: Approximately 27,541 acres

Percent Contained: 75%

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources Assigned: Approximately 873 personnel

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and Ponderosa pine stands in drainages.

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