Posted: 5/3/2016 - 4:01 pm
The Sycamore Fire is burning in Sycamore Canyon approximately five miles west of Pena Blanca Lake on the Nogales Ranger District. The fire was last reported to be 15 acres.
Crews are working the east flank of the fire. Water drops from helicopters are effectively cooling the fire to allow firefighters access.
No structures are threatened at this time.
- Location: Five miles west of Pena Blanca Lake, on the Nogales Ranger District
- Start Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, approximately 12:00 a.m.
- Size: 15 acres
- Personnel Assigned: 50
- Resources Assigned: two fire engines, two...
Posted: 5/2/2016 - 1:02 am
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Tuesday, May 3 for ozone in Maricopa County.
The HPA is being issued due to light winds and sunny skies, which encourage ozone accumulation near the ground. Due to these stagnant conditions, high ozone levels are predicted for Tuesday.
ADEQ further recommends that the general public limit outdoor activity while the HPA is in effect, especially children and adults with respiratory problems.
- Drive as little as possible, carpool, use public transit, or telecommute. ...
Posted: 4/29/2016 - 2:26 pm
Fire managers are planning several prescribed burns Monday through Thursday (May 2 – May 5), as weather permits, to reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem and reduce forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities. Smoke from these prescribed burns may impact communities in the downwind areas of the burns and evening’s cooling temperatures may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons,.
The public and media can get quick notification of when a prescribed burn or any other activity is happening on the Coconino National Forest by following us on Twitter www.twitter.com/CoconinoNF (@...
Posted: 4/29/2016 - 10:50 am
National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment in Grand Canyon Village Thursday, May 5, as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.
The burn unit, primarily ponderosa pine, is about 40 acres in size and is located east of the village historic district and south of South Entrance Road. Because of the burn unit’s proximity to South Entrance Road and the Greenway Trail, temporary closures and detours will be in effect from 10 am to 2 pm on May 5. The Village (Blue) shuttle bus route will also follow the detour and will not pick passengers up at the Village East bus stop or at the Shrine of Ages during the closure. Shuttle passengers eastbound from...
Posted: 4/29/2016 - 8:20 am
In monitoring the area for the past couple of days and observing no further activity, fire managers have called the Cleator wildfire 100% contained as of last night. Burning in Castle Creek Wilderness, the total area affected by the Cleator Fire was 101 acres. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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It only takes one spark to start a wildfire. Chainsaws, dragging trailer safety chains, carelessly tossed cigarettes, fireworks, abandoned campfires, and discharge of firearms are all known causes of wildfire. Wildfires impact recreation areas, may destroy homes, and threaten lives.