Steep Terrain Presents Hazards in Fighting Tiger Fire Featured

Debbie Maneely July 03, 2021 187

Steep terrain presents hazards in firefighting efforts.

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  • The Tiger Fire remains active
  • Access into the Castle Creek Wilderness limited by steep terrain
  • Incident management team is approaching the firefighting strategically
  • Protection of life is the highest priority
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The Tiger Fire remains active, with short duration runs due to wind and topography pushing the fire to the north and east onto Bureau of Land Management lands.  Firefighters continue to focus on the western and eastern part of the fire.  On the western side of the fire in Horsethief Basin they are identifying roads that could be used for control lines and identifying hazards.  On the eastern side of the fire in the rural portions of Black Canyon City firefighters are identifying old mines and other hazards and looking at values of risk for future structure protection. Due to severe drought, fuels are dry or dead making for good fire fuel.

Access into the Castle Creek Wilderness is limited by the steep terrain making it unsafe for firefighters to fight the fire directly at the edge.  The incident management team is being strategic on the placement of firefighting resources to ensure safe ingress/egress.   Protection of life is the highest priority. 


WEATHER: Another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms in possible near the fire site on Saturday. Hazards include heavy rainfall, gusty outflow winds, and lightning.  Otherwise, expect cloudy skies, hot temperatures, and typical westerly winds in the afternoon. 

CLOSURES: The Prescott National Forest has implemented a full Forest Closure. See the Prescott NF website for more information https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: For fire restriction information around Arizona, visit: https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions


Inicweb:   https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7595/

Tiger Fire Information:  928-925-1111 Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Email for the Tiger Fire: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Prescott NF Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrescottNF 

Prescott NF Twitter: twitter.com/PrescottNF


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