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Firefighters Respond to Wildfire South of Prescott near Mt Union Featured

Evacuations are in place due to the Crooks Fire south of Prescott

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  • Currently, the wildfire is reported to be about 500 acres
  • There are mandatory evacuations in place
  • Road closures are also set up
  • Smoke may be visible
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Firefighters Respond to Wildfire South of Prescott near Mt Union - April 18, 2022 

 

Location: 10 miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 12), near Mt Union.

Start Date:  April 18, 2022

Size:  Approximately 500 acres

Percent Contained:   0%

Cause:     Under Investigation

Vegetation:   Brush, Ponderosa Pine, and Mixed Conifer

InciWeb: Crooks Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System (nwcg.gov)

 

Basic Information:

Incident name: Crooks Fire

Date of Origin Monday, April 18th, 2022, 10 AM

Incident Commander: Cory Carlson

Total Personnel: 181

Estimated Containment Date: Wednesday, May 4th

Fuels involved: Timber and chaparral

Incident Activity: Wind Driven, moderate to high active, group torching, spotting

 

Map: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/%3F/34.4088/-112.4401/15

 

Summary:  At approximately 10:00 AM on Monday, April 18, 2022, resources from Prescott National Forest responded to a reported wildfire south of Prescott near Mt Union.  The fire is burning through brush, ponderosa pine and mixed conifer.  Local resources including aircraft have been working throughout the day in rugged terrain identifying hazards and scouting control feature as the begin to suppress the fire.  Resources including crews, engines and aircraft are on scene and have been ordered.  Smoke may be visible from multiple locations including Chino Valley, Mayer, and Prescott Valley.

 

EVACUATIONS ORDERED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS by YCSO:

Mandatory Evacuation Ordered – Code Red is Active “GO” Evac:  A MANDATORY EVACUCUATION ISSUED FOR RESIDENTS LOCATED NEAR MT UNION AND CAMP KIPPA. SIGNIFICANT DANGER TO YOU; GATHER NECESSARY ITEMS AND GO. A SHELTER HAS BEEN SET UP AT FINDLAY TOYOTA CENTER IN PV.  For more information visit: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go 

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Goodwin Road – Crown King to Senator Highway; Walker Road is blocked at Senator Hwy, Lower Wolf Creek Road is closed at Senator Hwy and Big Bug Mesa Road is closed at Goodwin Road.  As a reminder to the public, with the increased fire vehicles in the area, for public and firefighter safety people should not travel into any of the fire area.

 

For information on the Prescott National Forest, check out the Prescott NF website and following us onFacebook and Twitter.     

 

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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