FINAL UPDATE: Cold Front Aids in Horse Fire Suppression October 26, 2020

Contact(s): Fire Information: 928-925-1111

FINAL UPDATE: Cold Front Aids in Horse Fire Suppression

October 26, 2020


Location: 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T1N, R2W, S24)

Start Date: 10-15-20

Size: 9537 Acres 

Percent Contained: 74%

Cause: Human. Under investigation.

Vegetation: Juniper, Chaparral, and Timber


Summary:   The Prescott National Forest assumed command of the Horse Fire on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00 pm.  The fire remains at 9,537 acres and is currently 74% contained. Although there is no threat of fire spread or potential growth; firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor containment lines. As a low-pressure system enters the area, fire officials anticipate that lower temperatures and high chances of precipitation will help to moderate fire activity; but will keep a close watch on the northeast perimeter as gusty winds are predicted for Monday evening. 


This will be the final news release unless there are significant changes in fire activity.


Closures: The Prescott NF has lifted the Horse Fire Area Closure at 6:00 am on Monday, October 26, 2020. We ask that the residents of Crown King and the public please stay out of the fire area, as post fire hazards still exist; and we ask that you stay off  the following roads as emergency fire road repair is occurring - FSR 52 from Palace Station to Crown King and FSR 52 south from Hooper Saddle to Minnehaha.  Please use County Road 59 to access the community of Crown King. 


Reminder - Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in effect across Prescott National Forest.


Remember – One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.  


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