Johnson Fire tops 200 acres, evacuations remain

  • Source: Daily Courier
  • Published: 09/23/2019 03:09 AM

The Johnson Fire, which is 8 miles south of Prescott, on the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest, has burned approximately 200 acres and has zero containment. The cause is under investigation, forest officials said Monday morning. Sunday night the fire was active on the north end as it burned in heavy dead and down timber. Due to the terrain and remote location firefighters will focus Monday on road access into the fire area and will continue structure assessment and locate potential hazards like mine shafts in the fire area. Due to the location, values at risk, terrain and fuel loading, Gesser’s Type 2 Incident Management Team will take command of the Johnson Fire on Tuesday. Resources on the fire are: nine engines, two dozers, one Type 2 crew, two Type 3 helicopters, air attack aircraft and miscellaneous overhead personnel.


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