Stockton Hill Fire in northwestern Arizona 90% contained, officials say
Jul 12, 2023, 8:00 PM | Updated: 8:06 pm
PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management announced Wednesday evening that the Stockton Hill fire in northwestern Arizona is 90% at 589 acres.
Crews are remaining in the area to ensure no heat remains, according to the DFFM Twitter account.
The fire began on Tuesday, July 4, which forced evacuation orders for a community in the area. The order was lifted Thursday night authorities said.
#StocktonHillFire: 90% contained today at 589 ac. Resources patrolling in & around structures to ensure no heat remains. Engines cont. to monitor perimeter checking for any heat & smoke. Loc: 10 mi. N. Kingman#AZFire #AZForestry
📷:July 4, Night Operations, pic.twitter.com/E3AlDvMaPE
— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) July 13, 2023
On Sunday, crews established a black line on the north side along West Canyon Road, along the east side along Hayden Ranch Road and on the south/southwest side, according to a press release.
All lines continue to hold and only a few hotspots were discovered Sunday morning.
Engines assigned to patrol and monitor the fire perimeter report no visible smoke within the interior and a majority of the fire’s resources will be released by the end of shift Sunday, DFFM said in the release.
Residents evac'd by #StocktonHillFire can return home. Mohave CO SO has placed Red Wing Canyon in SET (pre-evac) While Shadow Canyon returns to READY. Crews cont. to get line around fire – lots of heat remaining w/n interior. 589 ac. & 45% contained. #AZFire #AZForestry pic.twitter.com/Wx1ZdG1BOk
— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) July 7, 2023
Crews worked Wednesday and Thursday to slow the blaze, which had been burning through grass and brush and moving to the northwest toward the Shadow Canyon area.
Six homes were evacuated by the Bureau of Land Management, according to InciWeb.
The fire started Tuesday at about 3:45 p.m. and moved through rocky terrain and into the hills in the Cerbat Mountains.
The wildfire about 13 miles north of Kingman was mapped at 589 acres Thursday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, down from a previous estimate of 650 acres.
The cause of the fire was human-caused and is under investigation.