Plane drops retardant on Crooks fire in central Arizona

More than 740 crew members were battling a wildfire burning south of Prescott in central Arizona as of Thursday, April 28, fire officials said. The Crooks Fire, which officials said was “burning continuous, thick, dry, dead, and fallen fuels in very rough terrain” of the Prescott National Forest, was exacerbated by “erratic” winds that made conditions dangerous for firefighters. . As of April 28, the fire was estimated to be 9,014 acres in size and 23 percent contained, according to fire officials. A total of 746 people were assigned to the scene. The US Forest Service – Prescott National Forest said this video shows aerial firefighting efforts in the Johnson Flat area of ​​the Crooks Fire on April 25. Credit: US Forest Service – Prescott National Forest via Storyful

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