PRESCOTT, AZ — The Cellar Fire, which sparked Tuesday, July 16, has burned more than 7,500 acres as of July 24th, according to the Prescott National Forest.
Yavapai County deputies had evacuated people from Pine Flat Thursday as the fire grew in size. On Sunday, the evacuation order was lifted, and residents were allowed to return to their homes after 6 p.m.
The communities of Crown King and Pine Flat remain on 'Ready,' the first of the county's Code Red three-tier system for evacuation preparations.
Fire officials believe the fire was sparked by lightning.
The fire is burning 16 miles south of Prescott on the Bradshaw Ranger District.
GETTING OUT:— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCrenshaw) July 19, 2019
Peg evacuated her home today.
She got her two horses, three cats and dog out as well.
She told me she’s super relieved.
Her neighbors horses were in the trailer as well.
They’re praying their homes are still there next week.
Hear from both ladies at 10. pic.twitter.com/bMNOqTJTT9
Officials say the Cellar Fire burned some Ponderosa pine along with brush and grasses.
Size: 7,512 acres
- A reduced Prescott National Forest closure order goes into effect at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24. Click here to see a map of the closure.
For additional information regarding the Cellar Fire, you can contact the following:
- Yavapai County Emergency Management phone bank (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.): 928-442-5103 or 928-925-1111
- Prescott NF Website
- Twitter: @PrescottNF