Friday, May 18, 2012

Fire Comes to the Bradshaws

The Bradshaws are on fire. The Gladiator Fire is named after the Gladiator Mine near Crown King. This fire is said to have started at a Crown King residence.

The fire has charred over 8,100acres as of Thursday evening. Authorities expect the blaze to grow. 

Equipment has been brought in. 

                                  Gusts of up to 40 mph are expected in the Prescott National Forest
                                                                causing the fire to spread.

                                        The fire is 5 % contained and has destroyed four homes.

                                                       Fire Camps have been set up. 

                                                                 Smoke fills the sky.

                               The town of Pine Flat and its residents have been put on
                                    standby for evacuation as the fire nears Battle Flat.