Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Tussock
FIRE
5,546.0
acres
26.2 mi
NW of Phoenix, AZ
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2021-AZPHD-000455
Fire Start:
Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:12 PM MST
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 05/23/21 1800 | Control: 05/30/21 0800 | Out: 06/13/21 1400
Primary Fire Agency

Bureau of Land Management — Phoenix District Office

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago

Incident Photo for the Tussock Fire

NO FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS INCIDENT ANTICIPATED. 

Southwest Type 1 Team 2, led by Incident Commander Dave Bales, Transitioned command back to the Bureau of Land Management on 05/18/2021 under a Type 4 organization over the Tussock Fire.

CENTRAL & WESTERN AZ FIRE RESTRICTIONS  ARE IN EFFECT NOW. BE CAREFUL! DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER TODAY!

EVACUATIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED BY THE YAVAPAI SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Residents should REMAIN PREPARED in the event an evacuation order is issued. 

More information on READY-SET-GO: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go Area residents should sign up with the Yavapai County Emergency Notification System - Code Red to receive any emergency alerts.

AREA CLOSURES
 
All Area Closures have been lifted as of 8:00 AM 05/21/2021 

 
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone.
  As a reminder, every time a drone is seen near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of the area. For more information visit Know Before You Fly, http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
 
Related Links


  • Tussock Fire Information - Facebook
  • Yavapai County Sheriff - Facebook
  • BLM Arizona - Facebook
  • Prescott National Forest - Facebook
  • ALERTS - Yavapai County Emergency Notifications
  • Arizona READY-SET-GO
  • ADEQ Wildfire Smoke Forecasts

  • National Fire Situational Awareness (NFSA) Tool

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human Caused - Specific Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:15 PM MST
Location:
7 miles SW of Crown King, AZ
Incident Commander:
Type 4 : J. Potthoff, IC
Coordinates:
34.096, -112.423

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
10
Size (Acres):
5,546
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:00 PM MST
Fuels Involved:
Short Grass (1 foot)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Brush (2 feet)

Narrative:
The fire has primarily been carried by short brush and sparse grasses in the lower elevations and dense
cured brush in the mid-elevation drainages.


GR1; short sparse grass and cacti (hairy grama, blue grama, cacti)


GS2; cured, grama/muttongrass and scattered short shrubs
Significant Events:
Minimal

Smoldering

Narrative:

Few active heat sources remain on the Tussock Fire, and those that do continue to smolder and burn out.


Smoldering isolated hot spots are located in steep, rocky, mid-elevation southwestern aspects well interior of control lines and do not pose a hazard to containment.


These hot spots should burn out on their own within the next 1-2 days.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Patrol, secure, mop up secured fire perimeter.


Repair road systems used as control features along 60 road to Minnehaha and Hooper Saddle.


Utilize aviation resources in conjunction with crews where accessible in the northern perimeter.


Suppression repair work identified and rehab/chipping operations underway.


Provide initial attack response within the TFR.
Remarks:
NO FURTHER UPDATES ANTICIPATED FOR THIS INCIDENT.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Dolores Garcia - BLM PIO
Phone: 602-828-8734
Hours: 8 am to 4 pm
Fire Unit Information
Phoenix District Office
Bureau of Land Management
21605 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027

Dispatch Contact

Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center | Prescott, AZ
928-777-5700
https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/azpdc/index.php