Prescott National Forest And Yavapai County, Going Into Stage One Fire Restrictions Friday

The Prescott National Forest, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and Yavapai County, will be placed into Stage One fire restrictions starting at 8 a.m. Friday morning. The order includes Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley and Paulden. Stage One restrictions means no building, maintaining, attending, or using of fire, campfire, charcoal, coal or wood […]

Prescott Forest Crews To Start Long Prescribed Burn Monday

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District in the Prescott National Forest are beginning a prescribed burn Monday and continuing through Saturday. Fire crews intend to treat 700 acres in the community of Groom Creek. The Pipeline burn will reduce fuels, restore wildlife habitat and improve forest health. Smoke impacts can be expected in Groom […]

Prescott National Forest To Lift Fire Restrictions Wednesday Morning

The Prescott National Forest is lifting shooting and fire restrictions Wednesday morning. Officials say due to recent moisture, cooler temperatures and shorter days, as well as a reduction in fire activity, the decision was made. While all restrictions will be lifted, forest visitors are reminded that potential for wildfires still exists and to use caution […]

Christmas Tree Permits On Sale Monday In The Prescott National Forest

It’s about that time: Christmas Tree permits will be available for sale for the Prescott National Forest starting October 19th. Officials say there will be 600 tree permits for sale this year. However, you won’t be able to buy them in person due to COVID-19 office closures. Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served […]

The Sheridan Fire Could Affect Hunting In Unit 17B

The Sheridan Fire continues to burn 23 miles northwest of Prescott. The fire has forced the closure of an area within the Prescott National Forest’s Chino Valley Ranger District that is a popular hunting area. Arizona Game And Fish officials say the closure will affect those hunters who are planning to hunt deer and bear […]

Lynx Fire Fully Contained At 16 Acres Near Prescott

A small wildfire that broke out Friday afternoon nearly Lynx Lake South Shore Day-Use Recreation Area is now 100-percent contained. The Lynx Fire burned at least 16 acres and it has been determined it was human caused. Prescott hotshots and other fire crews tended to the fire. All areas that were closed due to the […]