Posted: 12/11/2017 - 3:13 pm
On Wednesday, December 6, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of livestock on Walker Road, which travels through the Prescott National Forest near Lynx Lake. Responders found that livestock had exited through a hole cut in the fence by someone to gain access to an illegal recreation trail. Walker Road has a speed limit of 50 mph and motorists do not expect to see livestock on this road, making this a dangerous situation as livestock can easily run into the road, in front of a fast moving vehicle. Once they exit through a hole in a fence they will likely remain in the road corridor until they can be herded back. This situation is even more dangerous at night.
Posted: 12/8/2017 - 2:54 pmThe State of California is asking for more help from Arizona to assist with the multiple fires burning across the southern part of the state.Today, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management received an order for an additional 22 engines, for a total of 42 engines and nearly 150 firefighters.Many of the Arizona crews that have already arrived in California were assigned to the Lilac Fire in San Diego County. Those crews are working as strike teams by providing initial attack and being used for structure protection.It’s unknown where the additional crews will be assigned. That will be determined upon their...
Posted: 12/8/2017 - 12:50 pm
Fire managers are planning to conduct a 450- and a 500-acre prescribed burn next week at the Blue Ridge Urban Interface project and at the Victorine project the day of each operation is dependent on the local weather and wind conditions.
The burn area for the BRUI is located south of state Route 87 (34°36'57.98"N, 111° 9'43.22"W) and will use Forest Road 513 and local topography as boundaries. This project totals approximately 450 acres. When the fire managers move operations to the Victorine project (...
Posted: 12/6/2017 - 10:35 amIt took less than 48 hours for California to call upon fire crews from Arizona to help with a fast-moving wildfire raging across Ventura County and assist on other fires burning in the state.Today, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management received orders to send 25 engines and five task force leaders, for a total of 125 firefighters, to California.The firefighters will preposition once they arrive in California and then will be assigned to wherever they are most needed. All the Arizona crews will be used as strike teams. Strike teams are in high demand now, since most wildland firefighters are seasonal and likely have already been...
Posted: 12/5/2017 - 3:26 pm
Fire managers are planning to conduct an 800-acre prescribed burn tomorrow approximately nine miles northeast of Clints Well as part of the Blue Ridge Urban Interface project.
The burn area is located south of state Route 87 (34°36'57.98"N, 111° 9'43.22"W) and will use Forest Road 513 and local topography as boundaries. This project totals approximately 1,200 acres and the remaining 400-acres may be burned Thursday if conditions are suitable.
Smoke is predicted...