Tussock Fire– May 13, 2021 Morning Update: Community Meeting Tonight (Thursday) 8:00 p.m. Facebook Live

Contact(s): Fire Information: 928-228-0720

Acres: 5517

Percent Containment: 17%

Date/Time Detected: May 8, 2021. 2:15 PM

Structures burned: 0

Number of Resources: 477

Cause: Human-under investigation

Origin/Location: 7 miles s/w of Crown King.

Map (3.74 MB PDF)



Community Meeting Tonight (Thursday) 8:00 p.m. Facebook Live



Southwest Area Incident Management Team 2 will be hosting a virtual Community Meeting Thursday night on Facebook Live at 8:00 p.m.  Residents and participants are encouraged to enter questions on the Facebook “chat” or email questions ahead of time to 2021.tussock@firenet.gov.

No Facebook account is required to view the recorded meeting at a later time.


FIRE OPERATIONS: The Tussock Fire was quieter on Wednesday allowing fire personnel to advance containment efforts. Crews continued to make good progress building control lines along the western fire flank and today are moving toward the northern fire edge where the highest potential for fire spread exists. Six Hotshot crews are in place along the rugged eastern flank, building fire control lines and extinguishing hot spots. On the steep northern slopes, heavy equipment is being used to build a fireline in advance of potential spread, essentially a “catcher’s mitt” intended to stop the fire from moving to the north. Equipment and personnel continue to apply structure protection mitigation actions by removing vegetation around the community of Crown King.



Minnehaha, Fort Misery, and Horse Thief Basin are evacuated; however, Crown King remains at SET. Residents should begin preparing in the event an evacuation order is issued.  Crown King is closed to non-residents. More information on READY-SET-GO: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go



Fire Activity and Dry Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Central and Western Arizona

Beginning 8:00 A.M. May 14th, 2021 and continuing until rescinded. The public can obtain current state

and federal fire restrictions information for Arizona at: http://wildlandfire.az.gov



Public Lands within the BLM Hassayampa Field Office are closed. All Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails in the area of the Tussock Fire are closed. Full details of area and road closures are available on the Tussock Fire Inciweb page at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7472/


Public Information Phone Line (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.): 928-228-0720                                                                                                                            

Media Information Phone Line: 928-421-4579

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TussockFireInfo

YCSO Phone Line: 928-771-3260