Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 4/23/2017 - 2:22 pm

    The Sawmill Fire started April 23 at approximately 1100 on AZ Department of Forestry and Fire (DFFM) land. The fire is currently estimated at 1,500 acres. DFFM ground resources as well as federal aircraft resources are actively suppressing fire. There is currently one evacuation and place and one on standby.

  • Posted: 4/23/2017 - 2:17 pm

    A red flag warning is in effect from noon today through 7 p.m. this evening due to strong winds and low relative humidity on the Kaibab National Forest.

    Spring can be a fickle time of year for the Kaibab National Forest. Some roads are still impassable due to snow and mud, while others are wide open. Dormant foliage is either beginning to green up or dry out, and high winds are working overtime to create new potential pockets of tinder for the upcoming wildfire season.

    “We just want our forest visitors to be aware of how quickly spring conditions can change on the Kaibab Plateau and use caution when camping or working on the forest,” said North Zone Fire Management Officer Ed Hiatt...

  • Posted: 4/22/2017 - 2:43 pm

    Summer is just around the corner and more people are heading outdoors to enjoy the season. The Prescott National Forest would like to remind visitors and residents in communities adjacent to the forest to be extra cautious while engaging in activities that have the potential for starting a wildfire. Weather conditions have been changing in the past couple of weeks with consistently higher temperatures; periods of wind; and decreased humidity levels, resulting in drier vegetation that is more prone to the spread of wildfire.  This past winter’s precipitation has contributed to increased grass growth (fuel).  The abundant grasses, on top of grass growth in place from last summer’s monsoon rains,...

  • Posted: 4/22/2017 - 2:43 pm

    Summer is just around the corner and more people are heading outdoors to enjoy the season. The Prescott National Forest would like to remind visitors and residents in communities adjacent to the forest to be extra cautious while engaging in activities that have the potential for starting a wildfire. Weather conditions have been changing in the past couple of weeks with consistently higher temperatures; periods of wind; and decreased humidity levels, resulting in drier vegetation that is more prone to the spread of wildfire.  This past winter’s precipitation has contributed to increased grass growth (fuel).  The abundant grasses, on top of grass growth in place from last summer’s monsoon rains,...

  • Posted: 4/20/2017 - 4:34 pm

    Fire managers on the Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest expect to ignite the Carr Barn West (148 acres) and Carr Barn East (160 acres) prescribed fires in the early morning on April 21, 2017.  Ignitions are contingent upon conditions falling within prescriptive parameters such as temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, fuel moisture, and fire behavior.

    The 308-acre Carr Barn Prescribed Fire is located at the Carr Barn Administrative Site, on the east side of State Highway 92 near the Sierra Vista Ranger District office.  The burn will be ignited by firefighters from local, state and federal agencies and will be monitored until the it has been completed...

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