Due to decreased fire activity we will only issue updates and News Releases when significant changes occur.
Fire managers are anticipating that there will be an opportunity this afternoon and perhaps over the next few days to ignite some of the still unburned fuels in the interior of the Sheridan Fire. These operations serve to improve the health and ecological function of the area and reduce the risk of high intensity fire for many years into the future. A variety of factors dictate when a window of opportunity may arise and how much smoke it could produce over the area. Not much smoke is expected, and whatever smoke is produced will travel to the north and east with the wind direction, generally affecting communities along northern Williamson Valley Road and into Paulden.
Sheridan Fire Overview
Location: 23 miles Northwest of Prescott, AZ on the Chino Valley District (T16N, R6W, S16)
Size: 21,510 acres;
Percent Contained: 60%
Vegetation: Piñon-Juniper, Grass, and Brush
Resources: Approx. 60 personnel including: 3-Engines, 1-Crew and 1-Helicopter
Closure: Forest officials reduced the Sheridan Fire area closure. County Road 68 (Camp Wood Road) is now open. All areas north of County Road 68 (Camp Wood Road) are open with the exception of a small area adjacent to Forest Service Roads 95 and 9821B (see map). The area south of County Road 68 (Camp Wood Road) remain closed. The current closure area map and detailed description are available on Inciweb and on the Prescott National Forest website.
The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
Fire Information: (928) 925-1111
Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District (928) 443-8000
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Sheridan Fire Contact Info
Prescott Fire Information: 928-925-1111