Posted: 5/25/2017 - 8:27 amThe National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab and Coconino national forests, as well as much of Coconino and Apache counties, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.Visitors to the Kaibab and Coconino national forests are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the affected area, including in developed campgrounds.A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can...
Posted: 5/24/2017 - 8:03 pm
The Pinal Fire is approximately 4,375 acres and is estimated 21 percent contained.
A community meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on May 25, at High Desert Middle School, 4000 High Desert Dr, Globe, AZ 85501. We plan to try to livestream the meeting on the Tonto NF Facebook Page. American Sign Language (ASL) services and captioning will be provided.
The natural fire frequency of the landscape where this...
Posted: 5/24/2017 - 3:55 pm
The Racetrack 2 Fire is burning in Redington Pass, east of Tucson. Size is estimated at five acres. One Type 1 crew, three engines, and miscellaneous overhead are responding. Fire is human-caused, under investigation, burning in grass and brush.
Posted: 5/24/2017 - 2:21 pm
Effective Wednesday, May 24 the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Arizona Division of Forestry and Fire Management will implement campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona.
Beginning May 24, 2017, and until rescinded, the following are prohibited:
- Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, except within a developed...
Posted: 5/24/2017 - 2:15 pm
Summer is the time for picnics and cookouts but these outdoor activities can present food safety challenges. Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 41°F and 140°F, so following food safety guidelines during the warm summer months is especially important.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. To avoid the risk of foodborne illnesses, the Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourage consumers to take appropriate precautions in handling, preparing and...