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New Fires Started by Lightning Near Camp Wood, Monitored by Air

07 August 2019   Debbie Maneely
The two lightning-caused fires are approximately northwest of Prescott.

PRESCOTT, AZ August 6, 2019 – Monsoonal thunderstorms that crossed portions of the Prescott National Forest have resulted in two lightning caused fires approximately 25 miles Northwest of Prescott near Camp Wood.

The Sheridan Fire (T15N, R6W, S16) was detected yesterday afternoon, burning near Sheridan Mountain on Cedar Mesa.  Currently estimated at 15 acres, it is burning in Juniper, grass, and brush.

The Stinson Fire (T16N, R6W, S7) was detected this morning.  A single tree, burning on the west side of Stinson Mountain and burning in the Stubbs Fire scar from last year.

Due to terrain and remote location; both fires are being monitored by air. 

The public can obtain additional information via the following:

·         Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121

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