38% contained; Sunday’s weather will “test the fire”

The Crooks Fire near Mount Union, about 10 miles south of Prescott, remained at 9,402 acres and 38% containment as of Sunday morning but critical fire weather will test it, according to forest officials.

The fire was reported on April 18, according to InciWeb, a website that tracks wildfire information.

Containment defines the amount of fire perimeter surrounded by a line control that the fire will not cross.

Only two structures that were reported damaged, but additional properties have been verified and owned.

According to a Prescott National Forest news release, Saturday was a success for firefighters and the fire only grew 9 acres.

“Crews from across Arizona and the nation working the fire.

According to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff, from 7 am to 11 pm, for northern Arizona due to severe conditions that could cause a higher risk of fire rapid spread of existing wildfires.

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