Horse Fire containment increases to 32%, nearly 9,500 acres burned

  • Source: Arizona Republic, & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
  • Published: 10/21/2020 12:47 PM

Fire crews have increased containment on the west side of the Horse Fire which has now burned nearly 9,500 acres in the Prescott National Forest near the town of Crown King. Fire officials said Wednesday morning the human-caused fire is "moving and making short runs" in the northeast corner where it is being monitored, according to a news release. Helicopters are being used if needed. The fire's southern perimeter showed little heat Wednesday but winds are forecast to increase each day through Saturday and could rekindle interior heat sources, the release stated. Along Forest Road 52/Senator Highway, firefighters are working to slow and hold the fire's spread. Firefighters are trying to keep the fire to the west of Forest Road 52.


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