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Precipitation Aids in Control of Lion Fire

01 July 2016   Debbie Maneely

Update on the status of the Lion Fire. 

July 1, 2016 – The 160 acre Lion Fire burning approximately 6 miles south of Crown King on the Bureau of Land Management (T9N, R1E, S18) received light precipitation overnight.  Air attack reported this morning low spread potential with a small pocket of fuels still burning on the north edge of the fire. 

The community of Crown King and Prescott NF would like to remind the public that Horsethief Basin, Hazlett Hollow Family Campground, Horsethief Lake and all trails and roads in the area remain open to the public.  

The Lion Fire is approximately ½ mile from the border of the Prescott National Forest.  Fire mangers have strategically positioned resources in the community of Crown King as a precautionary measure.  Resources being staged in Crown King include 2 Hotshot Crews, 1 Engine, 1 Type 2 Crew, and 2 helicopters.  

REMINDER:  Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are still in effect on the forest.   
  • Campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires (wood, charcoal, and coal burning) are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails; except within developed recreation sites where grills and campfire rings are provided. (The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed providing such devices meet the fire under writer’s specifications for safety). 
  • Smoking is prohibited except within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material.
  • Discharging a firearm is prohibited, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal laws and regulations
  • Campfires are not allowed at the designated dispersed sites within the Prescott Basin. Metal posts identify designated dispersed sites with a number. 
  • Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.

Know Before You Go!  To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, check at  or call 1-877-864-6985.

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