Wildfire burns 300 acres near Prescott, Arizona

Prescott Valley Fire Arizona
Firefighters conducted burn outs to secure portions of the fireline on the Prescott Valley Fire. Photo by Arizona State Forestry.

(UPDATED at 1:33 p.m. MDT January 22, 2019)

Arizona State Forestry reported at 1:14 p.m. MDT that the fire has burned 459 acres. Firefighters are mostly mopping up and monitoring the perimeter.


(Originally published at 9:40 a.m. MST January 22, 2019)

A fire that broke out Monday at about 1 p.m. MST burned 300 acres in Prescott Valley along highway 89A seven miles north of Prescott, Arizona.

Approximately 50 firefighters battling the blaze during strong winds were able to stop the spread within a couple of hours as it burned near Glassford Hill.

One lane of highway 89A was closed for a while, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Prescott Valley Fire Arizona
Prescott Valley Fire. Photo by Arizona State Forestry.
Prescott Valley Fire Arizona
Prescott Valley Fire. Photo by Arizona State Forestry.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

4 thoughts on “Wildfire burns 300 acres near Prescott, Arizona”

  1. I believe the resources for the fire were State and local fire departments. I have not heard any were from the Prescott NF or BLM.

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