Tussock Fire Morning Update, May 18, 2021

Acres: 5,546
Percent Containment: 94
Date/Time Detected: May 8, 2021. 2:15 PM
Structures burned: 0
Number of Resources: 32
Cause: Human under investigation
Origin/Location: 7 miles southwest of Crown King

TUSSOCK FIRE TRANSITIONS TO LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS

FIRE OPERATIONS
Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team #2 led by Dave Bales transitioned back to the local unit at 6:00 a.m. today. This smaller organization will continue to monitor and patrol the Tussock Fire for the next several days. These patrols are used to ensure the fire is completely extinguished. Fire personnel that remain will continue to assist with suppression repairs.

Team 2 would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the community, firefighters and land management agencies associated with the Tussock Fire. This will be the final update, however the incident Facebook page will continue to be populated as needed.

NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC SAFETY CLOSURE
Today at 6:00 a.m. the Prescott National Forest lifted the Tussock Fire Public Safety Closure. However, Public Lands within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hassayampa Field Office remain closed to include the following areas:

  1. Castle Hot Springs Road at the Crown King Road (Trail)/Cow Creek Road Junction.
  2. Cow Creek Road, the entire length between Table Mesa Road and Crown King Road(Trail)
  3. Buckhorn Road (from Constellation Road to Champie Road)
  4. Wagoner Road at Hozoni Ranch Road
  5. Lake Pleasant Airstrip area

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
Fire Restrictions are in effect across Arizona! Information is available at https://wildlandfire.az.gov

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/7472/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TussockFireInfo
Public and Media Information Phone line (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.): 928-228-0720

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

Release Date

Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Office

Phoenix District Office

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