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Update: Buzzard Fire near Prescott 100% contained

The location of the Buzzard Fire, south of Prescott. (Prescott National Forest)

The location of the Buzzard Fire, south of Prescott. (Prescott National Forest)

UPDATE, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday:

Firefighters have mapped the Buzzard Fire and reduced its size to 48 acres. With a secured perimeter the fire is now 100% contained; firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor. All roads in the fire area are open.

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

UPDATE, 9 a.m. Tuesday:

Firefighters, with the help of aircraft, stopped the forward progression of the Buzzard Fire on Monday, July 12.

The Buzzard Fire is estimated to be 100 acres burning 5 miles south of Ponderosa Park in the Hassayampa drainage; east of Wilhoit.

On Tuesday morning, firefighters reported minimal fire behavior with no additional growth overnight. Today, they will focus on extinguishing hot spots along the perimeter, securing the fires edge. The fire poses no threat to life or property, the Prescott National Forest reported.

Several roads in the fire area are closed for public and firefighter safety: Forest Road (FR) 72, FR71, FR701, FR 73, FR53, FR166, FR97B, FR52B and FR81.

For information, check out the Prescott NF website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.

ORIGINAL POST:

Passing thunderstorms Sunday evening, July 11, ignited a wildfire five miles south of Ponderosa Park in the Hassayampa drainage; east of Wilhoit, according to the Prescott National Forest. The Buzzard Fire is approximately 100 acres. There are three Type 1 crews, one Type 2 IA crew, three engines and two helicopters currently assigned to the fires. Firefighters are focusing on slowing forward progression of the fire as quickly and safely as possible. There are no values at risk in the immediate fire area.

Several roads in the fire area are closed for public and firefighter safety; Forest Road (FR) 72, FR71, FR701, FR 73, FR53, FR166, FR97B, FR52B and FR81.

Infomation provided by the Prescott National Forest. For more information on the Prescott National Forest, check out the Prescott NF website and following them on Facebook and Twitter.

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