Cellar Fire Burning Near Prescott

Cellar Fire near Prescott
The Cellar Fire burns near Prescott on Tuesday. | Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

A wildfire burning near Prescott had grown to about 7,000 acres as of Wednesday morning.

The Cellar Fire was sparked by a lightning strike around 5 p.m. on Sunday. It is burning 16 miles south of Prescott, in the Prescott National Forest.

At this time, the fire is not threatening any homes or other structures, but it could grow with windy weather conditions. People in the Prescott area can expect to see smoke and haze from this fire for the next couple of days.

Yavapai County officials say there is currently no need for evacuations, but residents in the Pine Flat area have been told to be ready in case that changes. Several road closures are currently in effect, including the junction of Forest Road 52 and Forest Road 261 south to the junction of Forest Road 52 and Forest Road 361. 

As a reminder, recreational drones are prohibited near wildfires and can result in a fine for the operator. 

More information about the Cellar Fire and updated conditions can be found on the InciWeb website.

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