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IMPORTANT NEW CROOKS FIRE PUBLIC SAFETY CLOSURE 

CROOKS FIRE PUBLIC SAFETY CLOSURE 

PROHIBITIONS  

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Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited within the area described in this Order (the “Restricted Area”) and as  depicted on the attached map, hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A, within  the Bradshaw Ranger District, Prescott National Forest, Yavapai County, State of  Arizona.  

1. Going into or being upon the Restricted Area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.53(e).  2. Being on the road. 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).  

3. Being on a trail. 36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a).  

EXEMPTIONS  

Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:  

1. Persons with a written Forest Service authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.  

2. Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting resource in the performance of an official duty.  

3. Residents, owners and lessees of private property within the Restricted Area are allowed ingress and egress only to and from their properties, if consistent with  local evacuation orders.  

RESTRICTED AREA  

The Restricted Area consists of all National Forest System lands, waters, roads, and  trails within the boundary starting at the intersection of State Route 89 and the  National Forest (NF) boundary, proceeding east along the NF boundary for  approximately 10 miles, then following the NF boundary south for approximately 6 

Order Number: 03-09-03-22-02 

miles, then following the NF boundary east for approximately 2 miles, then following the NF boundary south for approximately 6 miles, then following the NF boundary for  approximately 1 mile to the junction with County Road 177, then following County  Road 177 for approximately 10 miles to the intersection with Forest Road (FR) 52,  then following FR 52 south for approximately 3 miles to the intersection with Forest  Trail (FT) 275, then following FT 275 west for approximately 4 miles to the  intersection with FR 82A, then following FR 82A southwest for approximately 5  miles to the intersection with FR 94, then following FR 94 northwest for  approximately 3 miles to the junction with the NF boundary, then following the NF boundary north for 1 mile, then following the NF boundary west for 4 miles, then  following the NF boundary north for approximately 5 ½ miles to the intersection with  State Route 89, then following the eastside of State Route 89 northeast for  approximately 13 miles back to the point of beginning at State Route 89 and the  junction of the NF boundary.  

Note: State Route 89 remains open.  

PURPOSE  

To provide public health and safety due to firefighting operations and fire danger associated with the uncontrolled Crooks Fire on the Prescott National Forest.  

IMPLEMENTATION  

1. This Order will be effective on April 19, 2022, at 6:00 a.m. and shall remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on May 03, 2022, or until rescinded, whichever occurs  first.  

2. A map identifying the Restricted Area is attached and made part of this  Order as Exhibit A. For a digital version of the Order map for the  

Prescott National Forest, navigate to  

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/prescott/alerts-notices.

3. Any violation of these prohibitions is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a  fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or  by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (see 16 U.S.C. § 551,  18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581(b)(7)). 

4. Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Bradshaw Ranger District Office located in Prescott, Arizona, telephone number 928-443- 8000, and at the Prescott National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Chino Valley,  telephone number 928-777-2200.  

5. This Order supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the same acts covered by this Order. 

Order Number: 03-09-03-22-02 

Done at Chino Valley, AZ this __19th___ day of April 2022.  

 ______________________________  

Dale Deiter  

Forest Supervisor  

Prescott National Forest

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