7/31/2014 1:48:00 PM Lightning fires stir up new smoke on the Prescott NF
Smoke has returned to the Verde Valley. This time there are new fires aggravating eyes and skin.
The Prescott National Forest reports these fires:
Perkinsville Fire: Currently 85 acres in size, the Perkinsville Fire was reported on Sunday and is located about 10 miles east of Chino Valley. A decision was made to manage the Perkinsville fire in a manner that enhances restoration of the pinon-juniper woodland rather than full suppression.
Twin Peaks Fire: Currently 148 acres in size, the Twin Peaks Fire was reported on Friday and is located just east of Crown King in the Castle Creek Wilderness No further spread or growth is expected. After aerial recon and mapping on July 29, there were no visible flames or smoke. The fire continues to be monitored.
Tex Canyon Fire: Currently 2 acres in size, the Tex Canyon Fire was reported on Monday and is located north of the White Horse Subdivision. The fire received substantial rain and continues to be monitored.
Golden Eagle Fire: Currently 4 acres in size, the Golden Eagle Fire was reported on Friday and is located just north of Palace Station . The fire is contained.