5 Acre Green Gate Fire

Release Date: May 22, 2013   Prescott, Arizona

Contact: Debbie Maneely, (928) 443-8130

The Green Gate Fire was reported on Tuesday May 21, at 11:00 pm. The 5 acres fire is approximately 4 miles south of Lynx Lake (T12.5N, R1W, S21) on private property. Firefighters arrived on scene and reported heavy fuels, steep slopes, and numerous snags. Due to forecasted Red Flag Warnings which consist of strong winds and low relative humidity firefighters from the Prescott National Forest, Walker Fire Department, Central Yavapai and City of Prescott are taking aggressive action to securing the perimeter. The cause of the fire is under investigation at the time.

REMINDER

The following fire restrictions are in effect for the entire Prescott National Forest:

  • Campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails; except within developed recreation sites where grills and campfire rings are provided. (The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed providing such devices meet the fire under writer’s specifications for safety).
  • Smoking is prohibited except within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material.
  • Campfires are not allowed at the designated dispersed sites within the Prescott Basin. Metal posts identify designated dispersed sites with a number.
  • Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.

Know Before You Go! To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, there are several resources available. The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:

  • Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az
  • Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico 1-877-864-6985
  • Prescott National Forest Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
  • Prescott National Forest Web Site: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott
  • Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valle Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121