Walker Fire Dept. is in the news.
Nearly three days later, firefighters are battling windy weather and the flames of the Crooks Fire 11 miles south of Prescott. According to the Prescott National Forest website, the fire is up to 2,000 acres on Thursday afternoon. Officials say strong winds pushed the fire in all directions and have forced many residents to evacuate. There is zero containment.
Several areas have been evacuated, including Potato Patch, Breezy Pines and Walker Road, which is south of Lynx Lake. Areas that were first told to evacuate were Lookout Mountain, Mt. Tritle, Mt. Pines, Mount Union, Camp Kippa and Camp Kiva. Groom Creek was told to prepare for evacuation on Thursday afternoon.
Jesse Csincsak is one of the many homeowners forced to evacuate the area as the fire grows. Csincsak says the flames are just a half-mile from his home. He caught hotshots removing wood from his front porch on his Ring camera. “It is literally a heart-melting thing to see what they’re going through to save people’s homes,” he said.
Csincsak hopes he doesn’t lose his second home, the place he and his family go to in the summer to escape the Valley heat. “It’s just sad, even though it would be cool to get a shiny new one. There is just something about the stories behind it, you know, the scratches in the floor, how those got there, and the dent in the kitchen table. There’s character to all of those things,” he said.
Read the entire article at: https://www.azfamily.com/2022/04/22/crooks-fire-near-prescott-spreads-2000-acres-homes-threatened/