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Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.

Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.

Everyone loves it here.

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FINAL UPDATE: Cold Front Aids in Horse Fire Suppression October 26, 2020

Looks like the Horse Fire is about over.

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

Start Date: 10-15-20

Size: 9537 Acres

Percent Contained: 74%

Cause: Human. Under investigation.

Vegetation: Juniper, Chaparral, and Timber

Summary: The Prescott National Forest assumed command of the Horse Fire on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00 pm. The fire remains at 9,537 acres and is currently 74% contained. Although there is no threat of fire spread or potential growth; firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor containment lines. As a low-pressure system enters the […]

By |October 26th, 2020|Walker Community|

Horse Fire Information – 10/21/2020, 7:08:18 AM

Here’s the update. Helicopters are occasionally seen flying over Walker on their way to the fire. There isn’t much smoke visible from Walker, if any.

I’ve received calls asking if Walker is in any danger. The fire is far enough away that it’s very unlikely that anything will threaten our area.

Basic Information
Current as of 10/21/2020, 7:08:18 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human, Under Investigation
Date of Origin Thursday October 15th, 2020 approx. 11:42 AM
Location 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District
Incident Commander Truett’s Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team
Coordinates 34.275 latitude, -112.419 longitude

Current Situation
Total Personnel 356
Size 9,442 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 32%
Estimated […]

By |October 21st, 2020|Walker Community|

Horse Fire Arizona Update – October 19,2020

Contact(s): Public Phone 928-235-2061 (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) Media Phone: 928-499-4736

HORSE FIRE – ARIZONA – October 19, 2020

Virtual Community Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday

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

Containment: 21%

Resources: 256

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)

Above Average Temperatures, Extreme Topography Impact the Horse Fire

Type 1 Incident Management Team Assumes Command with Additional Resources

Crown King, ARZ, Oct 19, 2020 – Three firefighting divisions are protecting the community of Crown King, Arizona from […]

By |October 19th, 2020|Walker Community|

Horse Fire Update – October 17

It’s on InciWeb now, so you can get quicker updates.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7244/

Yesterday afternoon, the smoke was huge and visible for a really long distance.

This morning, the smoke is not so much, but there are helicopters flying over Walker again.

Contact(s): Fire Information: 928-925-1111:

Horse Fire Information Phone 928-925-1111

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

Size: 8,458 Acres […]

By |October 17th, 2020|Walker Community|

U.S. Forest Service – Closure Order #03-09-03-21-271

Closure Order #03-09-03-21-271 is in effect to provide for public and fire fighter health and safety due to the danger associated with the uncontrolled Horse Fire on the Prescott NF. Update to follow. Order: go.usa.gov/x73N5 Map: go.usa.gov/x73Nn

Read the entire article at: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

By |October 16th, 2020|Walker Community|

Horse Fire Update – October 16, 2020

I don’t see smoke this morning.

Horse Fire Information Phone 928-925-1111

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

Start Date: October 15, 2020

Size: 3,500 Acres

Percent Contained: 0%

Cause: Under Investigation

Vegetation: Juniper, Chaparral and Timber

Weather: Maximum temperatures ranging from 84-86 degrees, minimum relative humidity 8%-11, Morning northeast winds 6 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph becoming variable at 6 to 8 mph, afternoon winds will shift to the west to southwest around 8 to 10 mph.

The Horse Fire grew to 3,500 acres over the evening. Airtankers and helicopters […]

By |October 16th, 2020|Walker Community|

Firefighters Respond to Smoke Report South of Prescott

I thought that looked like smoke.

Seems far away from Walker, so we’re fine so far.

Here’s what the smoke looks like from Walker.

PRESCOTT, AZ – OCTOBER 15, 2020 – The Horse Fire was reported by Union Lookout shortly after 12:00 PM on Thursday, October 15th. The fire is burning through juniper and chaparral on the north side of Horse Mountain which is approximately 6 miles northwest of Crown King and 18 miles south of Prescott (T11N, R2W, S24). At 16:00, aircraft on scene mapped the fire at approximately 300 acres. Due to the fire’s remote location and […]

By |October 15th, 2020|Walker Community|

Prescott NF Remains in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions over Labor Day Weekend

You can not have a camp fire in Walker yet. We are still under restrictions.

Sorry. You can still sit on the deck and drink beer.

PRESCOTT, AZ, September 3, 2020 – Prescott National Forest would like to remind weekend visitors that we all have a role to play in preventing human-caused fires, and that the forest is still in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

Stage I Fire Restrictions went into effect on Friday, August 14th and prohibit the following on all Prescott National Forest lands:

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, […]

By |September 4th, 2020|Walker Community|

Walker Merchandise – WFPA Annual Meeting

Karen is in charge of WFPA merch and she sent this email:

Hey Walkerites:

Reminder, this Sunday at the Fire Station from 9:00 to 11:00.

You can cast your vote for our WFPA Board members AND support the WFPA by purchasing cool Walker merchandise.

Since the Annual Fire Fighters Appreciation event was cancelled due to Corona virus, let’s show our appreciation by purchasing merchandise, all proceeds benefit our fire department.

What do we offer:

* Apparel: t-shirts (adult, kids and infant sizes), zip up hoodies, sweatshirts, rain jackets, aprons, and ball caps

* Misc items: Coffee mugs, tablet […]

By |September 2nd, 2020|WFPA|

Rain Has Come To Walker

There have been some small amounts of rain over the last couple of months, but no real downpour until Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Here’s a photo of the rainbow as the rain was coming into the valley.

It was followed by a huge downpour with hail. We have a metal roof and it sounded like someone was throwing rocks at the cabin. It came down hard.

The small white spots in the photo at actually hail falling to the ground. You can see my shadow at the bottom as I hold my camera up over my head.

All they had […]

By |August 22nd, 2020|Walker Community|
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