Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 8/17/2019 - 12:28 pm

    The Boulin Fire on the Kaibab National Forest grew another 400 acres yesterday within the planning area and has now reached 15% containment. Fire effects on the landscape are have been advantageous meeting the desired ecological benefits defined in the initial strategic decision process.

    Crews successfully secured the Boulin Tank private land yesterday and have completed preparations to allow fire to move into the lower southwest half of the planning area over the next few days.


    Start Date: August 5, 2019.

    Cause: Lightning.

    Location: East of Spring Valley near The Beale...

  • Posted: 8/17/2019 - 10:12 am
    The lightning caused Ikes Fire has burned through approximately 3,500 acres of the pre-determined 7,785 acre planning area. Currently, there are 88 resources assigned to the Ikes Fire. 
    One of the main objectives for utilizing the Ikes Fire within the 7,785-acre planning area is for resource benefit. The Type 3 Incident Management Team is using a variety of methods to confine the fire within the predetermined area. These methods include the usage of natural barriers and constructed fireline while tactical firing operations along the perimeter are incorporated to add depth to the line. Once the line is completed, it slows or...
  • Posted: 8/17/2019 - 10:08 am

    As expected, with strong gusty winds yesterday, the Castle Fire became more active moving it into pockets of unburned piñon-juniper and mixed conifer. The fire slowed once reaching confinement lines. Winds were blowing from the southwest pushing smoke eastward. The hot, dry and windy pattern will continue through the weekend.

    Fire managers are keeping a close watch on any spotting that may occur on the north edge of the Castle Fire to ensure it stays within the confinement area. The Castle Fire remains in a hold and patrol status.

    During the peak burning period, which is mid-day to late...

  • Posted: 8/16/2019 - 11:28 am
    Firefighters conducted burnout operations associated with the Saber Fire on Thursday to remove fuel near the Arizona Public Service (APS) high-voltage electrical power lines in the area and expect to conduct more ignitions to protect values at risk over the weekend.
    The Saber Fire has increased to 394 acres due to warmer, drier weather conditions and successful burnout operations along a dozer line adjacent to the APS high-voltage lines. The firing operations secured a control line by removing available fuels ahead of the fire to protect the infrastructure on the western perimeter.
    Today, firefighters will monitor and patrol Thursday's operations...
  • Posted: 8/16/2019 - 9:27 am

    The Boulin fire is moving steadily across the planning area as anticipated toward the southwest perimeter. Crews have completed preparations at the Boulin Tank private land and will implement actions to protect this inholding as the fire is expected to reach this point sometime today. 


    Start Date: August 5, 2019.

    Cause: Lightning.

    Location: East of Spring Valley near The Beale Wagon Trail and forest roads 141, 713, and 730.

    Current Size: 1567 acres.

    Containment: 10%

    Incident Commander: Nick Behrends ICT4 /...