August Fire Burning in Prescott National Forest
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August Fire Burning in Prescott National Forest

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Firefighters continue to battle the August Fire, which is now estimated at 630 acres and 80 percent contained.  

As containment progresses on the August Fire continued through the day, some of the assigned resources were detailed to assist with initial attack on a new start, the November Fire.   Two air tankers and 2 helicopters were able to get a wet line around the perimeter of the November Fire and stop the spread as a fire crew and 2 engines were diverted to begin the suppression efforts.

The November Fire is approximately seven miles south of Crown King in the Castle Creek Wilderness on the Prescott National Forest.  Roughly seven acres in size, it is burning in chaparral.  Firefighters will continue construct a hand line around the perimeter of the fire and mop-up today. 

Statistics:

Size:     630 

Containment:     80%

Cause:     Human Caused, Under Investigation  

Time/Date Started:   October 30, 2007

Location:     10 Miles South of Prescott, AZ

Fuels:     Heavy Dead/Down Ponderosa Pine, Timber, Slash

Terrain:     Steep, rugged

Total Personnel:     214

Resources:     7 Crews, 7 Engines, 2 Water Tender, 2 Dozers

Air Support:     2 Helicopters, 2 Air Tankers

Structures:     No structures threatened

Road closures:  

To ensure public and firefighter safety, road closures in the area of the fire remain in effect.  Forest Roads 52B and 52 from Union Saddle (below the junction of FR 52 and FR 261) to County Road 177 are closed.  

Drought conditions are continuing across the state of Arizona.  To prevent additional wildfires, visitors to the Prescott National Forest are asked to exercise extreme caution with fire.

For current information on fire restrictions, closures or wildfires on the Prescott National Forest, call (928) 777-5799.

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