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Moisture Slows Growth Of Tiger Fire But Communities Remain On Standby

Prescott National Forest

The Crown King community remains in set status to prepare for a possible evacuation as a wildfire burns southeast of town.

The lightning-caused Tiger Fire has grown to more than 15,500 acres and firefighters have contained nearly 30% of it. Officials say increased humidity has slowed the fire’s overall intensity but crews are preparing for a hot weekend with increased chances of thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds. Horsethief Basin has been given the Go evacuation order and Cleator and parts of Black Canyon City remain in Ready status.

Monsoon rains have allowed officials with five national forests and state lands this week to lift visitor closures that had been put in place because of now-decreased wildfire danger and limited firefighting resources. 

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