Fire Season 2019

The Tonto National Forest has lifted restrictions on building campfires, smoking and target shooting.


Evacuations of several homes and campsites near Prescott prompted by a wildfire have been lifted due to heavy rainfall.

Prescott National Forest Facebook page

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has issued a “Code Red Alert” --or a “GO” evacuation order for residents who live in the Lookout Mountain/Maverick Mountain area about 8 miles south of Prescott.

Crews on the Prescott National Forest are working to contain a fire in the Granite Basin Recreation Area northwest of Prescott.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

A preliminary report by investigators on the Museum Fire shows no negligence by the contractor conducting forest thinning operations. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the company and employee on the job followed all requirements to prevent wildfire when it began in July.