The Gladiator Fire continues to grow in Prescott National Forest, but fire crews continue to make progress.
The fire's damage now stands at nearly 15,000 acres.
On Monday it grew by less than 5%, roughly 800 acres.
It had only grown about 1,200 acres over the weekend.
The low winds have allowed smoke to settle into the towns in the area of the fire.
Yavapai County addressed the air issues, saying that people in the area, particularly those in Mayer and Dewey-Humboldt, should avoid outdoor activities when smoke is noticeable in the area.
The spread of the Gladiator Fire slowed over the weekend, allowing firefighters to make progress in controlling the blaze.
The Gladiator Fire has now spread to over 14,000 acres, and is 15% contained.
Low winds this weekend means the fire grew by only 1,200 acres between Friday and today.
Gerry Perry is with the Gladiator Fire Incident Management Team:
“When you have high winds in this kind of situation, extreme fire behavior occurs, and it’s extremely dangerous for the fire fighters to get very close to the front lines.”
A weekend of calm winds has helped the fire crews working on the gladiator Fire.
The Gladiator Fire is just over a week old, and has now burned 14,000 acres of Prescott National Forest.
Significant advancements were made on stopping the fire this weekend. It is now 15% contained.
Gusty winds and low humidity caused a rapid spread of the fire throughout last week.
Gerry Perry with the Gladiator Fire Incident Management Team says in conditions this dry, all it takes is one ember.
The Gladiator fire, outside of Crown King, AZ, continues to spread at a rapid pace.
It has now topped 8,000 acres and is still only 5% contained.
High winds have added to dry conditions, allowing the fire to spread at a rapid pace the last few days.
According to the National Weather Service, winds in the area will die down after Friday, staying calm through the weekend.
Current efforts are concentrated on creating fire lines and thinning tree canopies around Tower Mountain and Crown King.
The Gladiator fire continues to grow at a high rate, now standing at over 6,500 acres, and still 5% contained.
The Gladiator fire has more than tripled since Wednesday morning.
Southerly winds continue to blow the fire north, away from Crown King.
There are more issues than weather though.
Michael King, with the Southwest Type 1 Incident Management Team said, "There’s extreme fire behavior because of the rate of spread, the dryness of the fuels, [and] the rugged, steep canyons.”
The Gladiator fire near the community of Crown King has more than doubled in size since Monday afternoon.
The fire now stands at more than 1,300 acres and is still at 0% containment.
The fire has more than doubled in size since last report.
This has led to the calling in of a Type I national incident management team.
A Type I team means a group of the most highly trained personnel are now on the scene managing the crisis.
A meeting will be held for all residents at 6 p.m tonight at Mayer High School.