The Horse Fire has consumed 8,300 acres since Thursday night. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order for the communities of Crown King, Minnehaha, Horsethief Cabins and any private inholdings in and around the fire area.
The fire is in a remote section of the forest with steep, rugged terrain. According to officials, the strategy for the Horse fire is full suppression as crews continue to use aircraft to slow the rate of spread and scout for holding features to use as containment lines.
All roads leading into Crown King have been closed – Goodwin, Senator Highway at Palace Station, and County Road 59 from Cleator.