(Posted May 25, 2012, at 10:05 p.m.) Fire crews continued to check for hot spots within the fire lines and mopped up the west and southwest side of the fire. Rehabilitation work began along the containment lines around the fire and the dozer lines on the north side.
As fire activity decreases, additional fire personnel will continue to be released. The Type 1 Incident Management Team plans to turn the fire back to the Prescott National Forest to manage with a smaller Type 3 organization on Sunday.
The Prescott National Forest closure is still in effect due to the Gladiator fire.
This closure includes the Forest Service land south of the following on the Bradshaw Ranger District: Beginning at the southwest corner, Township 12 North, Range 3 West, Section 33; south of River Pasture, along Forest Road 72 west to FS Road 667, following Middlewater Creek to the south of Maverick Mountain, east to Forest Road 9403C and onto Forest Road 52B connecting to the Senator Highway (County Road 56). Senator Highway east continuing to FS Road 261 east of Mount Union Lookout towards County Road 58 through Breezy Pines, extending to Poland Junction.
Forest lands and roads past Crown King remain closed including road 52 to the
Horsethief Basin area.
Pine Flat and Turkey Creek is open to full-time residents and property owners.
Senator Highway to Crown King (County Road 56) is closed at the junction with Poland Rd. (County Road 58). .
Mayer-Goodwin Road (County Road 177) is closed at the Forest Boundary.
Forest Road 711 is closed south of the Forest boundary at Cow Creek
Forest Road 362 is closed south of the Forest boundary at Wagoner.
Forest Road 192 is closed
Drive Slow! Expect Delays! Firefighters and equipment are actively working in the area!
A Yavapai County fire ban is in effect across all fire ban zones. Prescott National Forest Campfire and Smoking Restrictions are also in effect. For AZ Fire Info & Restrictions Information call 1-877-864-6985 or visit http://wildlandfire.az.gov.
The public can obtain fire information via the following:
Gladiator Fire Information will be active until Saturday 5/26 at 6pm:
928-632-4368 or 928-632-4420
Prescott National Forest Fire Information Hotline: 928-777-5799 (recorded message)
Gladiator Fire Incident Website: http://www.inciweb.org or www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott
For smoke information and air quality forecasts, please visit: http://www.azfireinfo.com/links.asp#Smoke.
Gladiator Fire summary:
- Size: Approximately 16,240 acres
- Containment: 40 percent
- Cost: $13 illion
- Cause: Human caused; originated from a structure fire on private property
- Terrain: Steep, rugged, difficult access
- Resources: 9 type-1 Crews, 7 Type-2 Crews, 25 Engines, 15 Water Tenders, 5 Dozers, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, 1 Type 2 Helicopter, 1 Type 3 Helicopters
- Total no. of personnel: 762
- Injuries to date: 8
- Structures destroyed: 6
(Source: Southwest Area Incident Management Team, Prescott National Forest, Arizona State Forestry Division)