Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 9/23/2016 - 2:52 pm

    The Fulton Fire was ignited by a lightning strike early Monday, September 12thmid-slope along the Mogollon Rim near the Mogollon Rim Visitor’s Center. Firefighters are fully suppressing the fire as they can do so safely and effectively to help protect local communities, powerlines, recreation sites, travel corridors, wildlife habitat and timber sale areas.

    Due to high humidity Thursday, the fire displayed minimal activity through the day. Fire crews focused on holding and improving established firelines and scouting alternative locations for the southern fireline. In order to establish a buffer between the fire and private property additional fire lines are being establish along Forest...

  • Posted: 9/23/2016 - 10:49 am

    Due to high humidity Thursday, the Fulton Fire displayed minimal activity through the day. Fire crews focused on holding and improving established firelines and scouting alternative locations for the southern fireline. In order to establish a buffer between the fire and private property additional fire lines are being establish along Forest Road 3653 north of Gordon Canyon and Colcord Cove.

    The fire will become more active today as fuels dry out. Firefighters plan to begin burnout operations to fill in unburned areas on the southeast and southwest areas of the fire. They will simultaneously bring fire out to the control line using hand...

  • Posted: 9/22/2016 - 4:19 pm

    Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to continue burning south of Prescott,  Saturday, September 24th through Sunday, October 2nd ; if conditions are favorable. 

    • Crooks prescribed fire is a 381 acre maintenance burn located 3 miles south of Prescott and adjacent to Ponderosa Park. Vegetation consists of chaparral and ponderosa pine. Night time smoke impacts could occur within the Ponderosa Park area and the Hassayampa River drainage. (T13N, R2W, Sec 29)
    • Ponderosa prescribed fire is a 422 acre maintenance burn located 3 miles south of Prescott and adjacent to Ponderosa Park. Vegetation consists of...
  • Posted: 9/22/2016 - 12:01 pm

    The Fulton Fire fire displayed minimal activity through the day on September 21, allowing crews time to reinforce fire line in anticipation for today’s wind event. Last night firefighters continued to patrol the fire to prevent movement outside of pre-established containment lines. The fire growth reflected in today’s statistics is attributed to improved information gathering resulting in better mapping of the incident area.  There was very little actual change in the size of the fire-affected area.

    The Fulton Fire was ignited by a lightning strike early Monday, September 12, mid-slope along the Mogollon Rim near the Mogollon Rim Visitor...

  • Posted: 9/21/2016 - 3:12 pm

    National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating a prescribed fire treatment this fall as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow near the boundary line between the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab NF and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The South Rim Fire Management Program is also planning a prescribed fire treatment this fall working with the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.

    Prescribed fires play an important role in decreasing risks to life, resources, and property. Fire managers carefully plan prescribed fires, initiating...

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