Pronghorn Fire in mop-up stage

Firefighters work the western edge of the fire as Central Arizona Fire, Truckee Hotshots and National Forest firefighters worked to contain a wildland fire northeast of Coyote Springs Road and Pronghorn Lane in Prescott Valley Thursday night. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

Firefighters work the western edge of the fire as Central Arizona Fire, Truckee Hotshots and National Forest firefighters worked to contain a wildland fire northeast of Coyote Springs Road and Pronghorn Lane in Prescott Valley Thursday night. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

Staff reports

Friday Update:

Central Arizona Fire Battalion Chief Todd Abel said the Pronghorn Fire's final size was four to six acres.

By early Friday morning, Central Arizona Fire and US Forest Service crews were being released from the scene.

Abel said the fire was in the mop-up stage by 11:30 a.m.

Original Report:

Firefighters were battling a nearly eight-acre wildland fire – dubbed the Pronghorn Fire – late Thursday night on Forest Service and state lands northeast of Coyote Springs Road and Pronghorn Lane in Prescott Valley.

Central Yavapai Fire Battalion Chief Brad Davis said before 10 p.m. the response has included 40 to 45 people, the Truckee Interagency Hotshot crew, two Type-1 engines, a water tanker, two Type-6 trucks, and one US Forest Service Type-6 truck.

Firefighters initially found the blaze to be two- to three-acres in size, but it grew in about one hour to seven to eight acres on Prescott National Forest and state lands.

No structures are being threatened, and Davis said the cause is believed to be from target shooters.

Fire crews have a containment line around the fire by approximately 11 p.m.. State Fire will have a crew onsite Friday for mop up operations.

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