Posted: 7/24/2017 - 8:12 pm
The Pine Hollow fire continued to grow today and is now just under 500 acres, the fire did receive moderate precipitation over the weekend and more is forecasted for tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s planned strategy is to take advantage of recent wetting conditions and blackline perimeters around sensitive areas within the 10,295 acre planning area boundary.
“We’re going to do so on our terms, when we’re not being pushed and can control the intensity of fire behavior in and around sensitive areas that we want to protect,” said Type IV Incident Commander Dave Veater.
Name: Pine Hollow Wildfire
Started: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Location: The fire is west of...
American Red Cross Evacuation Shelter Closing and on Standby, Individual Assistance Service Center Remains OpenPosted: 7/24/2017 - 8:10 pm
The American Red Cross Evacuation Shelter at the Mayer High School in Mayer, AZ is closed effective immediately but remains on standby.
For people in the community who need help recovering from the flood, please visit the Individual Assistance Service Center located at the Mayer Recreation Center - 10001 S. Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ 86333. Hours of operation will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
If immediate assistance is needed, please call the Red Cross at 1-800-842-7349.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills...
Posted: 7/24/2017 - 3:14 pm
On 07/23/17 at approximately 11:40 a.m. the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs that there was a personal locator beacon activation in the bottom of Chevelon Canyon near Telephone Ridge. The Sheriff’s Office, Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Forest Lakes Fire District, U.S. Forest Service, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Central Air Rescue Unit responded to the call. The response was impacted by severe thunderstorms in the area making travel on roads and trails hazardous.
Search and Rescue personnel located an injured fisherman in the bottom of the creek at approximately 5:00 PM. It was determined...
Posted: 7/24/2017 - 12:55 pm
Over the past week the Frye Fire area has received a significant amount of rain. Several storms have left rainfall totals of two inches or more at the Arizona Department of Water Resource rain gauges at Heliograph Peak, and Pinaleno Park. These flows have produced movement of rock and debris in stream channels along the Swift Trail (Highway 366) which have washed over the roadway and damaged highway fill slopes in several locations.
On June 22, 2017 a storm on the east side of the Pinaleno Mountains sent flash floods down the drainages at Noon Creek and Wet Canyon which overtopped the Swift Trail and deposited rock and debris in both recreation area locations. Traffic was stopped on the...
Posted: 7/24/2017 - 12:05 pm
Cooler temperatures and precipitation that was received on the Hyde Fire has allowed Fire Mangers to lift the area closure on Friday, July 21 at 12:00 pm; residents and visitors can resume traveling in the area.
The public can obtain additional fire information via the following: