Fighting Horse Fire for Full Suppression Featured

Prescott National Forest October 20, 2020 971
Fighting Horse Fire for Full Suppression Photo by Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Deputies

Horse Fire continues to burn, 21% contained.

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  • The resources have increased to 330 personnel
  • Vegetation includes juniper, chaparral and timber
  • Crown King is under special focus for protection 
  • Aircraft is being heavily used.
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HORSE FIRE – ARIZONA - October 20, 2020 

Acres: 9162 acres  

Containment: 21% 

Resources: 330 

Vegetation: Juniper, Chaparral and Timber  

Start Date: Oct. 15, 2020: noon  

Cause: Human, Under Investigation  

Origin Location: 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T1N, R2W, S24)  

Firefighters install protection around Crown King homes 

Fighting Fire for Full Suppression - Aircraft Heavily Used 

Crown King, Ariz., Oct 20, 2020 – The Horse Fire burned actively Monday in the northeast corner of the perimeter from Blind Indian Creek to Pine Springs drainage and made short runs. Hotshot crews will aggressively work in this area on Tuesday. 

Residents can expect to see aircraft that is heavily being used to supplement on the ground firefighting. 

In the Crown King community, crews continue to create firebreaks; sprinkler systems are in place in the center of town and areas homes, with crews expanding protection Tuesday to the southwest areas. The community of Crown King remains evacuated. 

Along FR 52 (Senator Highway), the fire is moving slowly and predicted to hold in Pine Creek and north of Thompson Butte. Activity in the Ash Spring area continues to slowly move through dry vegetation. The southern half has cooled with heat deep inside of the fire perimeter. However, temperatures are above normal and dry and dead vegetation creates the potential for fire movement if wind hits from the correct direction. Warm and dry conditions continue through Wednesday. 

The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team is working to surround the fire and keep it out of the communities of Crown King, Minnehaha, Cleator, Black Canyon City, Groom Creek, Ponderosa Park, Walker, Potato Patch, Breezy Pines, Pine Flat, Lookout Mountain, Wilhoit, Wagoner, Walnut Grove, and Prescott. 

In addition, protection is important for critical infrastructure, including the Towers Mountain and Wildflower communication towers; APS powerlines; Horsethief, Union, and Spruce Lookout Towers; and transportation infrastructure. 

Public Information 

Public Info Line: (928) 235-2061 (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.) 

Media Info Line: (928) 499-4736 

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Facebook: https://facebook.com/PrescottNF/ 


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