Weather Conditions Allow for Completion of Suppression Repair on Spruce Mountain
Beginning this week and continuing for several months, heavy equipment will be used to finish the suppression repair work on Spruce Mountain ridge south of the Spruce Mountain Lookout Tower; as weather conditions allow.
In May, the initial phase of suppression repair work for the Crooks Fire was halted due to extreme fire risk. Now that fire risk has been reduced due to higher humidity and monsoon activity, the second phase of suppression repair work will resume.
As we continue to complete the repair work, residents and visitors need to be aware of equipment while traveling in and out of the area; and we ask that the public to refrain from using Groom Creek Loop Trail #307 and the Isabella Trail #377. Please do not enter areas where the heavy equipment is operating. Approaching such equipment is very dangerous as the operator may not see you.
For more information, please contact the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000. Stay up to date on Prescott National Forest news by checking the Prescott NF website and following us on Facebook and Twitter.