PRESCOTT, AZ, November 9, 2022 – Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of the moisture received and burn debris piles near Lynx Lake and in the Walker Road area. Ignitions are planned to start on Thursday November 10, 2022, and continue through Wednesday November 23, 2022, as favorable weather […]
PRESCOTT, AZ – August 30, 2022 – The Prescott National Forest is getting calls regarding washed out roads, damaged roads, and impassable roads due to continued rain brought about by the monsoons. Weather conditions caused extensive damage and washed out a section of the Senator Hwy, approximately 3 miles south of Senator Hwy and Walker […]
From the YSCO FB page
Just before 7 pm the evening of August 9, 2022, YCSO deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover accident involving 5 high school age occupants on Walker Rd near mile marker 1.5. Two of the passengers were flown out to Valley hospitals. The driver and one passenger were ground […]
Due to monsoonal activity and sufficient rainfall, the Prescott National Forest will rescind all fire restrictions as of 8 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2022.
Fire danger remains high across the forest. Visitors are still asked to remain vigilant and avoid activities that could accidentally cause wildfires – refrain from campfires on dry and windy […]
Forest Order No. 03-09-00-22-08
The following are prohibited:
1. Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves (except using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned immediately on and off with no remaining burning material).
2. Smoking (except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a […]
I am so sorry to find out about this loss of a Walker resident.
My wife and I were coming home from dinner in town and got stopped in traffic at the fire station. We had to wait for over an hour to wait for the helicopter to take off. At first, I was impatient, but […]
Crooks Fire Update – May 8, 2022: Reduced Forest Closure Opens Upper Goldwater Lake and Portions of the Circle Trail
Location: 11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union.
Start Date: April 18, 2022
Size: Approximately 9,402 acres
Percent Contained: 96%
Cause: Under Investigation.
Vegetation: Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6ft)
Number of Personnel Assigned: 276
No fires. No smoking. No shooting.
PRESCOTT, AZ – MAY 5, 2022 – Beginning at 8 a.m., today, Thursday, May 5, 2022 Stage 1 Fire and Smoking Restrictions will be in effect on the entire Prescott National Forest.
The City of Prescott and Yavapai County will enter State 1 fire restrictions at the same time. […]
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the people who live in the following areas that had been evacuated will be allowed to return to their homes today.
Residents in the area of Forest Service Roads 79 and 80 or Mount Tritle area may return now.
Breezy Pines residents are able to return home […]
“Today is the test.” We probably heard that 6 or 7 times in this morning’s operational briefing. The windiest period today will be between noon and 4pm. It shouldn’t be that hot but will be dry. There is less heat in Division Alpha than yesterday but enough that spot fires could occur. Air operations are […]