Rock Butte Fire update 6/27/2021

    Rock Butte Fires transition to Type 4 Team June 27, 2021
    Location: Five fires north of Paulden and west of Hwy 89
    Start Date: 6/17/2021-6/18/2021
    Size: Rock Butte -126 acres, Red Hat – 49 acres, Limestone – 33 acres, Silent – 27 acres, Spring – 567 acres

    Percent Contained: Limestone, Silent, Red Hat are 100% contained; Rock Butte – 85%; Spring – 75%
    Cause: Lightning
    Vegetation: Grass, Brush, and Pinyon juniper
    This will be the last update on the Rock Butte Fires unless there is a significant change in fire activity.
    Summary: Management of the Rock Butte Fires has transitioned to a Type 4 Team. Fire managers’ main objective today is to patrol and monitor all 5 fives in the Rock Butte Fire area. Crews will continue to check the fire perimeters and be available for initial attack if afternoon thunderstorms bring lightning. Resource advisors report that the fire lines are in good condition.
    Crew Resources: 3-Engines (12 personnel), 1 – Crew module (9 personnel), 1 – Resource Advisor
    Weather: Forecast is for a sunny day with warm temperatures with highs on the low 90’s, light northeast winds, 12% relative humidity and 0% chance of precipitation. Chance of showers tomorrow with 13-18% relative humidity.

    Closures: Due to fire danger, dry conditions, and persistent wildfire activity during a time when firefighting resources are scarce, the entirety of the Prescott National Forest will close for public safety, beginning Friday (June 25) at 8 a.m. See Prescott NF Forest website for more information.
    For information on the Prescott National Forest, check out the Prescott NF website

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