Posted: 5/28/2017 - 4:15 pm
North Zone fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed burn within the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest as early as Thursday, June 1, if weather, fuel moistures, air quality and smoke dispersion remain favorable for meeting both forest health and public safety goals and objectives.
Hand and aerial ignitions on the 3,764-acre unit, approximately 2 miles north of Jacob Lake, could continue for several days depending on forecasted weather, fuel conditions and resource availability. By further reducing accumulated forest fuels that exist in the area, fire managers plan to reduce surface fuel loads within the unit to approximately 5 tons per acre. Currently, fuel...
Posted: 5/28/2017 - 4:11 pm
Parker Fire burning in grass and oak in Parker Canyon Lake Campground. Estimated size five acres. Four engines, two crews, two helicopters, air attack and miscellaneous overhead assigned. Helicopters (type 1 and type 3) dipping from Parker Canyon Lake, making good progress. Cochise County Sheriff's Office evacuating the campground. Forward progress stopped at 12:45 p.m.
Current as of: 5/28/2017, 12:48:21 PM
Incident Type: Wildfire
Size: 5 Acres
Fuels Involved: Grass and oak
Remarks: Forward progress stopped at 12:45.
Posted: 5/28/2017 - 4:08 pm
The Department of Forestry and Fire Management, along with Daisy Mountain Fire Department have taken unified command of the Joes Hill Fire. More than 200 fire personnel from local cooperating agencies, along with DFFM are assisting in suppression of the fire.
The Joes Hill Fire started Saturday, May 27th, at approximately 1600, 2 miles N/NE of Black Canyon City. The incident was reported initially as a fire within a commercial equipment storage facility. Local cooperators, including Daisy Mountain Fire, Black Canyon City Fire and other Phoenix-area fire departments responded to the initial call. Crews were able to contain the blaze at the storage facility along with a small area...
Posted: 5/28/2017 - 7:44 am
The Pinal Fire closure order has been expanded to include portions of three roads and an area between two of these roads. In addition to the roads and areas previously covered by Closure Order 12-17-304, the following roads have been closed; 1) the portion of Forest Road 55, locally known as Russell Road, has been closed from the Tonto National Forest boundary south to the intersection with Forest Road 651 (Tuxedo Junction), then east to the intersection with Forest Road 112C; 2) the portion of Forest Road 157 is closed from the Tonto National Forest boundary south to the intersection with Forest Road 55; and 3) Forest Road 112C is closed from the intersection with...
Posted: 5/27/2017 - 10:14 am
The lighting-caused Snake Ridge wildfire has grown to 4,850 acres and continues to move across the forest floor consuming woody debris and forest fuels located approximately nine miles northwest of Clints Well and several miles west of Lake Mary Road (FH 3).
Firefighters worked Friday evening igniting fuels to secure the fire perimeter within the designated planning area. Prevailing southwest winds have assisted to disperse smoke. However, smoke is expected to be visible along Lake Mary Road, state Routes 87 and 260, as well as within the surrounding communities and the Verde Valley over the next several days.
To provide for public and firefighter safety, the closure area has been...