SA Hill Fire Update
The SA Hill fire, ignited by a lightning strike Sunday, August 2nd, has grown to 800 acres and still is not contained, according to U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Debbie Maneely. Due to the dry conditions, the fire grew and is moving to the north about three miles northwest of Cleator in rocky terrain and five miles southwest of Mayer.
“Firefighters will continue to hold and improve line on the south end of the fire and continue to scout the north and west sides for containment options,” Maneely said. “Fire managers are looking at the possibility of using management ignitions along perimeter roads to reinforce boundaries established for the fire if needed.”
About one hundred people are working the fire with a helicopter, an air attack plane, and six fire engines. Firefighters from the Prescott National Forest are taking action in securing the perimeter. There are no road closures or structures at risk. Smoke may be visible while driving on Interstate 17 and Highway 69 near Mayer and Cordes Junction.
In case of wildfire The City of Prescott recommends to create and maintain a defensible space around your home. A defensible space is an area, either man-made or natural, where the vegetation is modified to slow the rate and intensity of an advancing wildfire. It also creates an area for fire suppression operations to occur and helps protect the forest from being involved should a structure fire occur.
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