Tiger Fire

Smoke from the three wildfires could be seen in the Phoenix area.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Those in the northern part of the Phoenix area may have seen smoke from three wildfires on Thursday. The trio is burning in the Prescott National Forest. The largest is the Tiger Fire, which started on Wednesday and is burning about 11 miles east of Crown King. As of Thursday night, it's burned 1,700 acres through chaparral and grass. Smoke crept down the Interstate 17 corridor. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management tells Arizona's Family a Type 3 crew has been ordered, so more resources are headed to fight the flames.

Map of fires burning in Prescott National Forest

Map of the three fires burning in the Prescott National Forest.

The Yellow Fire is burning about 6 miles northeast of Dugas, which is sort of near Cordes Lakes. Firefighters on the ground and in the air are working to stop forward progress on the flames, as it's burned 113 acres. They worked on Thursday to get a perimeter around the fire. The smallest fire is the Grief Fire at only a quarter of an acre. It's burning grass and brush about 6 miles east of Cherry.

All three wildfires were sparked by lightning. No containment numbers were released. It appears the wildfires aren't close to any buildings.


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