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Firefighters respond to 3 new lightning-caused fires on the Prescott National Forest

A tanker drops fire retardant on the Yellow Fire, which began Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Prescott National Forest/Courtesy)

A tanker drops fire retardant on the Yellow Fire, which began Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Prescott National Forest/Courtesy)

Passing thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, June 30, ignited three fires across the Prescott National Forest keeping resources busy, the PNF reported Thursday mid-day.

Grief Fire – One-fourth of an acre, this fire is approximately 6 miles east of Cherry burning grass, brush. Firefighters were able to make access Wednesday evening working to contain.

Yellow Fire - This 113-acre fire is burning approximately 6 miles north and east of Dugas. Firefighters and aircraft worked into the evening slowing forward progression. Efforts Thursday are focusing on getting a line around the perimeter of the fire as quickly and safely as possible.

Tiger Fire – This one is 200 acres burning in the Castle Creek Wilderness south and east of Crown King, burning chaparral and grass. Access to this part of the forest is limited, with no motorized travel in the wilderness. Fire managers are monitoring the fire as they look at options to suppress and keep firefighters safe. Smoke is visible along the Interstate 17 corridor near Sunset Point.

For information on the Prescott National Forest, check out the Prescott NF website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott and following them on Facebook and Twitter.

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This map shows where the new fires are in Yavapai County. (Courtesy)

Information provided by the Prescott National Forest.

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