May 13, 2021
TUSSOCK FIRE UPDATE
This is a message from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. Effective at 6:00PM today, May 13, 2021, all evacuations have been lifted for the area of Fort Misery, Minihaha, and Horse Thief Basin. However, all residents in Crown King, Fort Misery, Minihaha and Horse Thief Basin should remain Ready. Stay aware of the latest news and information from local media, your local fire department and public safety officials.
Crown King remains closed to all non-residents. All prior road closures remain in place. The Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails south of NFSR94 (along NFSR82A to the junction of NFSR52), and south to the junction of CR177 east are closed, including Senator Hwy (FR 52) between Hooper Saddle (FR 362) and Crown King (FR 259). Additionally, the area of Cow Tank road, that leads to FR 711 near Lake Pleasant is closed.
Sheriff Rhodes would like to express his thanks to the citizens of Horsethief Basin, Minihaha, Fort Misery and Crown King for their patience and cooperation through this event. It is unfortunate that too often, it seems these communities are impacted by fire events. The citizens and Business owners of Crown King have taken great care of our first responders both Firefighters and Law Enforcement and it is greatly appreciated. Thanks too for the tireless efforts of the Sheriff’s Office Volunteers, Sheriff’s Office Employees and our partners in Fire service The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service and Yavapai County Emergency Management.