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Tussock Fire Final Under Control

Tussock Fire Final Under Control
May 17
07:45 2021

Tussock Fire– May 16, 2021 Update
Acres: 5546
Percent Containment: 82%
Date/Time Detected: May 8, 2021. 2:15 PM
Structures burned: 0
Number of Resources: 342
Cause: Human-under investigation
Origin/Location: 7 miles southwest of Crown
King.

FIREFIGHTERS READY TO SUPPORT ANY NEW FIRE STARTS.
RECREATE RESPONSIBLY
FIRE DANGER “EXTREME”

The potential for new wildfires in the southwest is extreme this weekend. Fire officials are preparing for
potential dry lightning moving in from New Mexico with high temperatures, single digit humidity, and wind gusts as high as 35 mph. While enjoying our public lands this weekend, please be careful and obey closures and restrictions. You do not want to be responsible for a catastrophic wildfire.

FIRE OPERATIONS
On the Tussock Fire, interior pockets continue to smolder well inside the containment lines. Firefighters
continue to build and improve fire containment lines by removing fuel down to mineral soil along the fire’s edge. A “Mop up” method is being used along the fires edge to widen the control buffer by mixing and stirring the hot ashes with water utilizing hand tools. Crews continue to monitor, patrol, and secure the perimeter.

Around the community of Crown King and the Horse Thief Basin area, suppression repair work is being
performed where contingency lines were built. Chippers are shredding the cut manzanita and chaparral,
then it is spread out to support soil and foliage regeneration.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS
Fire Restrictions are in effect across Arizona. Information is available at http://wildlandfire.az.gov

PUBLIC LAND CLOSURES All BLM and Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails in the area of the Tussock Fire are closed. Full closure details are available on the Tussock Fire:

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7472/

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

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