Posted: 4/24/2018 - 12:36 pm
Today, fire crews were able to determine the size of the Indian Meadow Fire to be approximately 550 acres. Crews have the fire 60% contained. They have been able to make significant progress on the fire overnight. The weather is not a concern today as winds have been very mild allowing firefighters to move toward full containment faster.
The Indian Meadow Fire started yesterday afternoon as a structure fire which spread into the grasses. The fire burned through dry fuels, destroyed one primary residence, one unknown structure, and a vehicle.
The Coconino County Sheriff's Office issued evacuation and pre-evacuation orders - ...
Posted: 4/24/2018 - 12:11 pm
The Rattlesnake Fire put up more smoke today due to tactical ground firing operations and planned aerial ignitions that helped to consume unburned fuels and strengthen control lines. Firefighters plan on completing the last mile or so of firing along the edge of Road 25 east to the junction with Highway 191. When weather and operational progress dictate, tactical firing operations will continue from Highway 191 west along the southern edge of the Bear Wallow Wilderness to join up with firefighters burning out coming from the west. Fire crews supporting the firing operation worked to secure the edge of their control lines and mopped up hot...
Posted: 4/23/2018 - 8:14 pm
On April 23rd, 2018 at approximately 2:00pm, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation warnings for the Woodland Ranch area near Valle Arizona due to a quick spreading wild fire. As of 7:30 pm, the Evacuation for the Indian Meadow Fire/Lateral Fire will be lifted by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office .
All residents will be allowed back into their homes.
Current investigation indicates the fire was started by a resident of Woodland Ranch Road who was burning yard trimmings when the fire went out of control. Updated information shows the fire to have burned approximately 100 acres, one unoccupied residential structure, multiple vehicles and several out buildings....
Posted: 4/23/2018 - 3:36 pm
On April 23rd, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office issued Evacuation warnings for the Woodland Ranch Area near Valle Arizona due to a wild fire.
Coconino County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Woodlands Ranch rd area in response to a wild land fire call. A Code Red evacuation warning has been issued for a 1 mile radius of the Woodland Ranch Road area and a pre evacuation for an extended area 5 miles beyond that . At this time reports of structure loss have been reported.
The fire is moving northeast and burning through pinyon juniper and short grasses. One structure has been lost in the fire and a few others are threatened. Roughly 50...
Posted: 4/23/2018 - 11:54 am
Fire activity: On Sunday aerial ignitions were utilized to successfully burn out the largest unburned interior island west of Forest Road 25. Increased acreage reported today is a result of interior burning. Fire operations were coordinated along both the southeast and southwest flanks of the fire by strengthening constructed fire lines. Fire line repair was completed for contingency lines north of the Black River. Today tactical firing operations are planned as weather conditions permit along Forest Road 25 east of Reno Lookout toward Highway 191 and along the 309 Trail east of Anderson Flat also...