Moisture Remains in Place Across the Fire

Cellar Fire – July 23, 2019 Evening Update

Acres: Approximately 7,512 acres Percent Containment: 58 % Start Date: July 14, 2019 Cause: Lightning Origin Location: 16 Miles South of Prescott, AZ Jurisdiction: Prescott National Forest Fuels: Upper elevation: Ponderosa pine. Lower elevation: Brush, Grass and Chaparral Resources: 314 personnel including 1 Hot Shot Crews, 3 Type 2 IA Crews, 2 Type 2 Crews, and 7 Engines The Cellar Fire poses minimal threat to structures or other local infrastructure and will continue to be monitored by air. Aerial patrol flights observed minimal smoke coming from the fire and interior hot spots near Blind Indian Creek drainage. Smoke may be visible as interior pockets of fuel continue to burn. Today crews continued with suppression repair and chipping. Palace Station has been returned to pre-fire condition. Moisture remains in place across the fire. Wednesday is expected to be dry; but even with less moisture, isolated scattered showers and thunderstorms remain a possibility this week. We want to remind the community that even though the monsoon moisture has arrived, it is always important to use extra caution when recreating on public lands. We want to remind the public to please be cautious while traveling on Highway 69 in Spring Valley as firefighters, equipment and support personnel return home. The Cellar Fire Public Safety Closure Area will be reduced in size effective tomorrow July 24, 2019 6 AM. Today the Prescott National Forest released a new Forest Order reducing the Cellar Fire Public Safety closure area.Detailed information and a map are available on Inciweb at

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