Gladiator Fire now 100 percent contained

Gladiator Fire now 100 percent contained

Gladiator Fire now 100 percent contained

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by Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 13 at 3:19 PM

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CROWN KING, Ariz. -- Fire Officials have announced that the Gladiator Fire burning in the Prescott National Forest is now 100 percent contained.

There is still minimal heat in the interior of the fire, and crews will continue to monitor the area for the next few weeks.

The community of Crown King and its businesses are once again open to the public. Those visiting the area are reminded to always be aware of their surroundings and obey all fire restrictions.

The Gladiator Fire began burning on May 13 when a fire broke out at a structure on private property.
A total of six structures have been destroyed by the fire, and eight people have suffered injuries. The fire, which covered approximately 16,240 acres, cost $14 million to contain.

While the Gladiator Fire is no longer threatening the area, there are still fire restrictions for the Prescott National Forest.

Items like campfires, charcoal grills and stove fires are prohibited on all Prescott National Forest lands. Smoking is only allowed inside an enclosed vehicle or building, and shooting a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun is only allowed during lawful hunts.

For more information about restrictions in the area call Arizona Fire Info & Restrictions at 1-877-864-6985, or visit www.wildlandfire.az.gov.
 

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