Firefighters yesterday responded to three lightning-caused wildfires on the Prescott National Forest. The Tiger Fire is burning in the Castle Creek Wilderness southeast of Crown King. Fire managers are working on suppression options that will keep firefighters safe. Smoke is visible along the I-17 corridor near Sunset Point. The Yellow Fire is burning northeast of Dugas. Ground and aerial crews worked last night to slow forward progress and focus on containment lines. Crews have kept a third fire - the Grief Fire -burning east of Cherry to a quarter acre, so far.

Officials in Mohave County have confirmed positive cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

Navajo Police Department


The Navajo Police Department and U.S. Department of Justice continue to seek information on a Dine’ nursing student last seen two years ago in Pinon, Arizona. Jamie Lynette Yazzie was 31 years old at the time of her disappearance, June 30th of 2019. She is described as Native American, five feet five inches tall with black hair and brown eyes, approximately 230 pounds. The Navajo Police Department says Yazzie’s last known contact was with a coworker at the Pinon Health Center. Her vehicle was found less than a mile away from her workplace.

Today marks eight years since 19 wildland firefighters from Prescott perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Only one member of the crew survived. It remains the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history.