Posted: 3/18/2019 - 10:47 am
The National Park Service will burn piles of woody debris at Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Well. The burn date is scheduled for March 20th, 2019 and will be dependent on weather. The piles of debris consist of invasive plants removed from Tavasci Marsh at Tuzigoot and the pasture trails from Montezuma Well.
Fire managers will take advantage of existing clearings to minimize the chance of fire spread and potential spotting from the piles. The piles will be ignited by firefighters and monitored until the piles are completely out.
Monument visitors may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the piles. Signs will be posted advising...
Posted: 3/14/2019 - 2:00 pm
The National Park Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Coronado National Memorial in mid to late March or early April 2019, when environmental factors such as wind, temperature, and relative humidity are favorable.
The 20 acre prescribed burn is located between the Memorial Visitor Center and the picnic area. It includes two separate units along E. Montezuma Canyon Road. Ignitions may take place over one to two days. Smoke may be visible from Palominas, Hereford and Sierra Vista.
In order to ensure public and firefighter safety, fire managers may implement temporary closures or delays along E. Montezuma Canyon Road within the boundaries of the Memorial. Additionally, the...
Posted: 3/11/2019 - 11:52 am
The public is invited to attend an Open House to tour the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The meeting will be from at 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Gemini EOC, 2201 N. Gemini Rd. Flagstaff, Ariz.
The EOC is a function of County government to coordinate and respond to disaster events. The Open House will be an opportunity for the community to tour the EOC, learn about radio communications, ask questions and meet disaster emergency responders.
WHAT: EOC Open House
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019
WHERE: 2201 N. Gemini Rd. Flagstaff, Ariz.
WHO: Anyone can attend...
Posted: 3/8/2019 - 11:39 pm
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Pima County Public Health Department announced today that a 12-month-old infant from Pima County has been diagnosed with measles. The confirmed case is in a person with Asia-related travel. The Pima County Public Health Department and ADHS are currently investigating to learn if there was any community exposure to the disease.
“We are working with our healthcare and public health partners to make sure we quickly identify any possible exposures to the community that may have occurred,” said Marcy Flanagan, Director of the Pima County Health Department. “As more and more cities and counties across the United States experience cases...
Posted: 3/4/2019 - 3:17 pm
Fire specialists from the Tonto National Forest plan to burn 40 acres of vegetative debris piles on Thursday, March 7. This one-day prescribed fire treatment will occur north of Payson along the south side of the Beaver Valley area.
Residents and visitors can expect to see and smell moderate amounts of smoke during the treatment. Smoke will impact Beaver Valley Estates, Houston Mesa Road, Cold Springs, Whispering Pines, and Bonita Creek Estates during the day. In the evening, smoke will affect Beaver Valley, Flowing Springs...