Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 4/22/2018 - 9:47 pm

    The Rattlesnake Fire is located approximately 43 miles southeast of Whiteriver, 20 miles southwest of Alpine, and over 50 miles northwest of San Carlos, burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

    The Rattlesnake Fire is an estimated 25 percent contained and approximately 15,423 acres in size.

    Firefighters are making excellent progress improving the containment of the Rattlesnake Fire. Improving weather conditions allow for continued safe fireline construction along both the east and west flanks of the fire to the southeast. Hand crews are using firing operations to remove unburnt fuels from previously...

  • Posted: 4/22/2018 - 2:08 pm

    The Rattlesnake Fire is located southeast of Whiteriver (map of fire and surrounding area).   The fire is estimated to be 25 percent contained and is approximately 15,423 acres.

    Fire Activity: Fire managers continue to monitor containment lines along the western flank near the Black River.  There remain a few areas of concern as small pockets of fire are still active in that area.  Burnout operations were conducted along Forest Road on Saturday, and fire crews continue to monitor the fire line along the northern and eastern sides of the fires. ...

  • Posted: 4/21/2018 - 10:30 pm

    The Rattlesnake Fire is located approximately 43 miles southeast of Whiteriver, 20 miles southwest of Alpine, and over 50 miles northwest of San Carlos, burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

    The fire is estimated to be 25 percent contained and is approximately 14,992 acres in size.

    Fire Activity: The Rattlesnake Fire was mapped from the air for the first time Tuesday night, which provided a more accurate determination of the fire size. This mapping shows an increase of over 4,500 acres, not all of which occurred on Tuesday. There are areas inside the fire that have not burned. The...

  • Posted: 4/20/2018 - 10:44 pm

    The Rattlesnake Fire is located approximately 43 miles southeast of Whiteriver, 20 miles southwest of Alpine, and over 50 miles northwest of San Carlos, burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

    The fire is estimated to be 24 percent contained and is approximately 14,427 acres in size.

    Public Meeting: A public meeting was held Thursday evening at the Alpine Community Center. Approximately 175 people attended.

    Fire Activity: The Rattlesnake Fire was mapped from the air for the first time Tuesday night, which provided a more accurate determination of the fire size....

  • Posted: 4/20/2018 - 2:18 pm

    Based on new information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is advising residents to not eat romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine due to an outbreak of E. coliO157. Five cases have been identified in Arizona—four from Maricopa and one from Pinal County—linked to this multi-state  outbreak. 

    “We recommend people throw out and do not consume whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine...

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