UPDATE 3 – Friday, April 22, 2022

The CROOKS FIRE started on Monday, April 18, 2022, around 1000 hours MT.

It is located about 10 miles south of the Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District near Mount Union on the Prescott National Forest in Arizona.

Did You Know?

The Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC) is the interagency focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources between the 12 Federal and State Dispatch Centers of the Southwest Area and when necessary, the National Coordination Center (NICC) in Boise, Idaho. (GACC)

There are a total of 359 personnel still assigned to this incident with an increase of 17 in all.

Courtesy: Inciweb

Fire management is under the direction of the California Interagency IMT, Team 4 with the Incident Commander listed as Rocky Opliger (CIIMT4).

The fire has had an increase of 356 acres for a total of 2,356 acres, since our last update from yesterday.

Fire behavior is active and is still burning in dead and downed fuels. High winds are a major factor and there are concerns about possible future growth.

There is still a zero percent containment status.

CODE RED (Emergency Notification System): Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office #928-771-3260 or sign up through their website. https://ycsoaz.gov/publicaffairs/Emergency-Preparedness/Emergency-Notification-System

Crooks Fire Community Meeting: The previous meeting can be found here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqsH4tAFh2E

The cause has been deemed as “undetermined” and is currently under investigation.

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