Wildfire Incident Information
5% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
2 days ago
Fire Start
Sunday, May 5, 2024 10:00 AM MDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 weeks ago

Fire crews are responded to the #HorseFire on the Cave Creek Ranger District at MM 8 off Horseshoe Lake Road on Sunday around 1600. Crews will be working overnight conducting fire suppression operations. Four engines, one helicopter including Mesa and Payson Interagency Hotshot Crews are actively working the fire to protect the KA Ranch, Horse Dam infrastructure and Forest Service campgrounds. Earlier the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office assisted with providing food, water and supplies to the KA Ranch.A closure will be in effect for the entire portion of NFSR 205, also known as Horseshoe Dam Road, starting from NFSR 19, also known as Bartlett Dam Road beginning 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5, through June 5, 2024, until 6 p.m., unless rescinded. For the safety of firefighters and the public, please avoid the area during fire suppression operations.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Tue, May 7, 2024 7:26 PM UTC
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Sun, May 5, 2024 4:00 PM UTC
FSRD 205, Horseshoe Dam Rd
Incident Commander
Benjamin Stewart
33.960833333333, -111.7025

Current Situation

Total Personnel
525 Acres
Estimated Containment
Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:00 PM MDT
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Dormant Brush, Hardwood Slash

Significant Events

Active Wind Driven Runs

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue to secure and mop up at the KA Ranch, continue to hold and improve lines in DIV A, DIV Z. 
Transfer of command at 1600 on 5/7/2024
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Lower RHs recovery with higher winds over the night. Heavy fuel loading in riparian areas will allow fire to hold heat.
24 hours: Transfer of command 1800 Tuesday to ICT3, above normal weather system trends (normal sustained winds).
48 hours: Incoming zone type 3 team coming to shadow and TBD on transfer from local ad-hoc to zone team.