Posted: 7/20/2017 - 2:03 pm
The Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) has completed a soil burn severity map of the Frye Fire. Based on their analysis 1,917 acres received a rating of “High” burn severity, 5,318 acres were “Moderate” burn severity, and 31,447 acres received a rating of “Low” severity. These ratings reflect the level of impact that the fire had on soil cover and vegetation and are used to project the impact on associated watersheds.
Utilizing this information, the BAER Team developed an assessment report that identifies immediate and emergency stabilization actions needed to address potential post-fire risks to human life and safety, property, cultural heritage, and critical natural resources...
Posted: 7/20/2017 - 11:09 am
Mayer Water District is advising residents to BOIL their water
Mayer is collecting water and will have it available for residents at the
Mayer Rec Center 10001 South Wicks Ave. At noon they will have water truck available for resident to bring their own containers. Water bottles are also available at the Mission Church in Poland Junction at 6555 State Route 69.
Instructions and information on Water safety after a flooding or other Emergency. Source: EPA
Posted: 7/20/2017 - 10:24 am
A lightning-ignited fire was reported yesterday, July 19, 2017, in the Rincon Mountains at approximately 3:15 p.m. It is located about two miles northeast of Spud Rock. The fire is estimated to be approximately an acre.
Firefighters are currently monitoring and assessing the fire. Fire behavior is currently low, dampened by humidity and recent rain. There’s a chance of additional precipitation in the coming days. Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire and take action as needed.
The fire is burning within the Saguaro Wilderness at an elevation of approximately 8,400 feet. It is burning in steep, rugged terrain. Vegetation in the area includes ponderosa pine. There are several...
Posted: 7/19/2017 - 7:58 pm
Location: Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest
The Frye Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team has completed an evaluation of the effects of the fire on watershed conditions to determine the potential risk to human life, safety, property, and critical natural and cultural resources. They have also assessed whether appropriate and effective stabilization measures can be implemented on national forest lands in a timely manner to reduce unacceptable risks from potential flooding and debris flow threats.
Until these stabilization measures have been implemented and their effectiveness determined, forest visitors are reminded to...
Posted: 7/19/2017 - 7:31 pm
CURRENT Flooding in Mayer and heading down the Agua Fria toward Black Canyon. If you are in a low water area reach higher ground immediately.
***Do not attempt to cross flooding roads or washes***
Mayer Flooding – Evacuations in progress
Evacuations in Mayer:
Chimney Ranch Trailer Park being is evacuated
Stagecoach trailer park being evacuated. Swift water rescue teams are on site.
Shelter set up Mayer High School ...