Sunday morning, Southwest Area Incident Management Team 2 issued its final report on the Horse Fire — which is promising news in itself.
The team will transition the Horse Fire back to the Prescott National Forest on Monday, Oct. 26. Further updates and information on the Horse Fire will be provided by Prescott Forest personnel.
The fire is 74% contained, according to Sunday's news release from the team. It is now 9,537 acres.
A smaller number of firefighters and engines remain to work with the Forest in its on-going operations to monitor the Horse Fire. Heavy equipment is still being used to improve Forest Service roads 58 and 52, and crews are chipping downed trees and clearing vegetation.
A winter storm front is still on track to impact the fire area this weekend and early next week.