With the recent inclement weather and high humidity, fire crews have had some time to secure the perimeter around the Johnson Fire, forest officials said Wednesday morning, Sept. 25.
Monday’s precipitation assisted with extinguishing heat in lighter fuels, but significant heat remains in heavier fuels, mainly on the north side of the fire where crews will concentrate suppression efforts moving forward, according to a Prescott National Forest news release.
Crews are monitoring current and forecasted weather conditions, including the chance of additional precipitation over the fire late Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The fire continues to burn 8 miles south of Prescott on the Bradshaw Ranger District. It’s estimated to be about 210 acres in size with 0% containment. Its cause remains under investigation.
The Southwest Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the fire at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 24, as management of the incident transitioned to a Type 2 Team.