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Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Fire Information: 623-428-9367

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Location: 6 miles NE of Black Canyon City, AZ
Start Date: July 7, 2017
Brooklyn Fire: 32,778 Acres, 0% Contained (change in acreage due to mapping)
Bull Fire: 3,500 Acres, 0% Contained
Cedar Fire: 679 Acres, 0% Contained
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: 107
Vegetation: Brush and Grass

The Brooklyn Fire, located six miles north/northeast of Black Canyon City is currently burning on the Tonto National Forest and Agua Fria National Monument. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are working with the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2 to manage the fire along with the Bull Fire and Cedar Fire.

The lightning caused fires that started on July 7 were highly impacted by strong, gusty and erratic winds from passing thunderstorms. The strong winds caused incident aircraft to be temporarily grounded and pushed the fire south and east. The Bull and Cedar Fires are located southeast of the Brooklyn Fire in remote areas of the Tonto National Forest with difficult access. These two fires are not threatening any structures and are being patrolled by firefighters.

Thunderstorm build up and outflow winds are the main concerns for operations today. Firefighters are working to keep the Brooklyn Fire east of the Agua Fria River and south of highway 269 and north of Black Canyon City. They will also be evaluating values at risk in the area and assessing structure protection needs. Resources are available for response to any new starts in the area.

There are currently no evacuations or closures to Interstate 17. A closure order is in effect for Agua Fria National Monument as well as road closures at the junction of Forest Road 24 and 41, Bloody Basin Road east of Interstate 17, Table Mesa Road east of Interstate 17, and the junction of Forest Service Road 68 and 677.

Remember Drones are not allowed in the area of wildfires. If you fly we can’t.

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