Sears Fire Consumes 14,476 Acres, 30 Percent Contained

The Sears Fire has consumed 14,476 acres and is currently 30 percent contained.

Fire crews are in place to monitor and protect critical infrastructure on Humboldt Lookout and are closely monitoring structures in the Camp Creek recreation residences.

Fire crews continued mop up and patrolled firelines on the east perimeter along Horseshoe Road where a spot over occurred Sunday evening near the Verde River.

“Taking preemptive measures such as nighttime burnouts of targeted areas to protect values at risk has proven to be a successful strategy in keeping the Sears Fire within the current firelines,” said Incident Commander Andy Mandell, of the USDA Forest Service. “So far, our flexibility to adjust our tactical resources based on weather conditions and fire behavior has helped us get ahead of this fire, but we can’t let up.”

There are approximately 200 personnel assigned to the incident consisting of engines, hand crews, water tenders and helicopters. Air tankers are available based on priority.

An area closure order was implemented Saturday which includes Bartlett Dam Road, Seven Springs Road (NFSR 24), Horseshoe Lake, Bartlett Lake and Seven Springs recreation sites.

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