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Latest incident updates for Arizona
A lightning strike ignited the Frye Fire on June 7, 2017 in the old burn scar of the 2004 Nuttall Complex Fire. Management of the Frye Fire has been turned back to the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Implementation program is currently in place to treat the fire area.The fire burned in steep rugged terrain on the slopes of Mt. Graham in the Pinaleño Mountain Range. After several days of scattered rains and higher relative humidity, the fire shows very little smoke. Most resources have been released or reassigned to other incidents. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team will continue to work on the Frye Fire area.
Posted: September 1, 2017, 8:22 pm
Fredonia, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2017 — For Immediate Release. Fire crews are currently tending to a new lightning-caused wildfire on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest and are carefully considering a confine and contain management strategy versus direct
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:15 pm
Fire crews on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest are responding to a new lightning caused fire start called the “Government Fire”. The Government Fire was discovered August 4, and has grown to approximately 6 acres in size. It is located on the southwest slope Government Hill just south of Spring Valley and north of Parks near the Sanderson Pass area. The Government Fire is burning in a mixed conifer and ponderosa pine fuel type. Recent moisture from monsoonal rains has dampened the environment considerably, however the fire is expanding moderately burning through available dead and down fuels near the top of the hill. Officials will continue to monitor this incident as wet weather is forecasted over the next few days. Fire behavior is expected to be minimal as precipitation moves into the vicinity. Fire officials have carefully considered their options and have elected to actively work toward containment of the Government Fire. Smoke impacts to rural...
Posted: August 11, 2017, 5:33 pm
Within the past few weeks, North Zone fire personnel consisting of firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service have responded jointly to multiple lightning-caused wildfires located on both the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and adjacent North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest. Lightning-caused wildfires are a common occurrence during the monsoon season (typically late-June through late-July). There have been a total of 14 lightning-caused wildfires in the last three weeks. One fire currently in monitor status is the Pine Hollow wildfire. Monitoring a wildfire is a fire management tactic used by fire managers when strategizing an incident response, and contributing factors that help steer this decision-making process are often incident specific. Location, available resources, predicted weather, topography, air quality and predicted fire behavior are all factors that contribute to fire management decisions.
Posted: August 11, 2017, 4:18 am
Pinal Fire Transfer of Command to Occur Saturday Morning June 8, 2017, Final Type 3 Team Update Acres: 7,193 Start Date: May 8, 2017 Cause: Lightning Original Location: 6 miles south of Globe, Arizona Containment: 95% Total personnel: 74 Fuels: Upper elevation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, and sub-alpine fir. Lower elevation: Brush Barry Johnson’s Type 3 Incident Command Team will transfer control of the Pinal Fire to the Globe Ranger District Saturday June 10th at 6:00 a.m. Firefighters will continue to patrol the fire line and mop-up hotspots in areas that could threaten the perimeter. In addition, preliminary Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work has begun and will continue after the Type 3 team leaves. As the initial threat of the Pinal Fire passes, post-fire conditions are being assessed to determine the risk of flooding primarily in downstream portions of the Kellner and Icehouse canyon drainages. The Six Shooter Canyon and...
Posted: August 10, 2017, 6:56 pm
Fire managers are planning to conduct several prescribed burn projects during the late summer 2016 through winter 2017, as weather conditions allow. Prescribed fires are essential for restoring the landscape in our fire-adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. Burning occurs when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes, and fire managers will burn larger areas when conditions permit, to limit the number of days smoke is in the air. Fire managers work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and neighboring forests to monitor air quality. Fire crews also seek opportunities to use excess material from thinning projects around the community instead of burning it whenever possible. However, this doesn't remove all of the material necessary to restore the landscape. Fire is a natural and necessary...
Posted: August 1, 2017, 6:19 pm
The SH Creek Fire was originally discovered on June 27, 2017 and put into a monitor status due to limited access, steep terrain and firefighter safety. Over the July 1st and 2nd weekend the fire shifted direction due to passing thunderstorms causing it to spread toward U.S. Highway 191. Burnout operations are being conducted along the Highway to prevent fire spread west of the Highway. White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the fire July 5, 2017 from the Clifton Ranger District.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 5:54 pm
The Hyde Fire Area Closure was lifted on July 21, at 12:00
Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:09 pm
The map above has been experiencing technical difficulties. You can click on the Maps link above to view the latest incident map, or click on the Burro Interactive Fire Map link https://goo.gl/sDXoRr specific to the Burro Fire or the Interactive Fire Maplink. For updates please see the Coronado National Forest Facebook page at http://facebook.com/CoronadoNF
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:08 pm
This is the final update for the Brooklyn, Bull, and Cedar Fires. There has been no activity on the Brooklyn Fire for the past two days. There was a small amount of interior smoke on the Cedar Fire yesterday morning; however, yesterday afternoon's rains wet the area and no smoke has been seen since. The Bull Fire has about 5% uncontained edge, but has not spread since yesterday and also received some wetting rains.
Posted: July 16, 2017, 4:49 pm
The map above has been experiencing technical difficulties. You can click on the Maps link above to view the latest incident map, or click on the Hilltop Interactive Fire Map link https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/33.6746/-110.3325/12. The Hilltop Fire, located 30 miles northwest of San Carlos and 15 miles southwest of Canyon Day, is currently burning on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The fire is threatening commercial ponderosa pine, cultural and natural resources, recreation areas, watershed and wildlife habitat, and the communities of Cedar Creek and Canyon Day. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 assumed command of the fire on July 3, 2017, at 8:00p.m. The Incident Management Team is managing the fire with federal and tribal resources.
Posted: July 12, 2017, 6:37 pm
FINAL Update - Goodwin Fire July 10, 2017, 1800 pm Location: Bradshaw RD of Prescott National Forest;14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28) Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Size: Approximately 28,516 acres Percent Contained: 100% Cause: Under Investigation Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and ponderosa pine stands in drainages. Fire Summary: Transition from a Type 3 incident management team to a Type 4 Incident commander is scheduled to take place at 6 pm this evening. The Goodwin fire is now 100% contained however smokes may be seen for several weeks as brush well inside the interior of the fire perimeter may smolder but present no danger of escaping established containment lines. Firefighters will continue to patrol the fire perimeter for the next several days as added assurance for public safety. Increasing humidity and recent precipitation have assisted in the containment of the Goodwin fire but have added to the potential for post fire impacts...
Posted: July 12, 2017, 2:58 pm
The map above has been experiencing technical difficulties. You can click on the Maps link above (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5233/) to view the latest incident map. This will be the final update unless significant events occur. For current information, please visit:Tonto National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto/https://www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/https://twitter.com/TontoForest Coconino National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino/https://www.facebook.com/CoconinoNF/https://twitter.com/CoconinoNF
Posted: July 7, 2017, 6:17 pm
The Bear Fire merged with the Highline Fire, and management of the combined fire was taken over the the Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) until the Highline Fire was suppressed. The IMT gave control of the fire back to the Tonto and Coconino National Forests, which have each taken over management of the fire within the respective Forest's boundaries. The fire above the Mogollon Rim on the Coconino National Forest is now called the "Highline North Fire." It is smoldering with no growth. The reduced closure area will remain in place until the area has been determined to be
Posted: July 6, 2017, 12:04 am