Prescott Fire respond to wildland fire on Jack Pine Road

Saturday night, Prescott Fire responded to a call for a possible wildland fire in the Jack Pine Road area south of Prescott. Spokesman Jeff Jones says when crews arrived on scene, they found about a quarter-acre wildland fire that was burning in chaparral with flame heights of about 2-feet. They were able to do a relatively quick knock down of the fire with the help of a secondary Prescott unit and one engine from CAFMA. The fire itself was on United States Forest Service land and the USFS took the operation over. The last city engine crew cleared the scene about 2 1/2 hours later. Jones says the fire was started from an encampment within the forests and was left unattended. He says it’s important to make sure your campfires are dead out before leaving them unattended.


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