Posted: 4/17/2018 - 9:40 pm
Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented on most of the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest starting on Friday (April 20) at 8 a.m.
The restrictions apply only to specific areas of the Red Rock Ranger District, including National Forest land in the Verde Valley on the east side of the Verde River, Oak Creek Canyon, lower Sycamore Canyon, lower West Clear Creek, Fossil Creek and Bullpen. The area southeast of Interstate ...
Posted: 4/17/2018 - 10:59 amLocation: The Rattlesnake Fire continues to burn southeast of Whiteriver, Arizona, on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.Winds were not as strong as was originally forecasted on Monday, allowing crews to keep fire spread to a minimum. Dead logs left on the ground after the Wallow Fire are producing heavy smoke as the fire cleans up the forest floor. The fire continues to move south on the San Carlos Indian Reservation and southeast into the Bear Wallow Wilderness. There was also fire movement toward the northeast, staying south of Forest Road 25 on the Apache-Sitgreaves...
Posted: 4/17/2018 - 9:47 am
The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Tuesday, April 17 for the entire eastern part of the state of Arizona including, the eastern portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests due to strong winds and low relative humidity.
Only the National Weather Service can issue a Red Flag Warning. The term Red Flag Warning is used by fire weather forecasters to alert fire personnel and the public of potential extreme and critical fire weather due to high winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are issued when the ALL of the following criteria are met:
- Wind speeds are expected to exceed 20 mph.
Posted: 4/17/2018 - 8:06 am
The Kaibab National Forest in cooperation with the Parks Area Connection and Sherwood Forest Estates Fire District are announcing dates the green waste disposal site will open to residents for dumping of woody debris materials from private property.
This alternative site is being offered to the local community as a result of the temporary closure of the Moonset Pit while undergoing construction to expand capacity for future operations.
The green waste disposal site located at the old dump site off forest road 900 north of Pittman Valley will be staffed and open between the hours of 08:00am and 2:00pm on the following dates. Users will only be allowed to access and discard herbaceous...
Posted: 4/16/2018 - 4:10 pm
Coconino National Forest fire managers have scaled back several burn projects this week due to weather conditions and resource availability, while focusing on one prescribed burn in the Flagstaff area and another near Buck Mountain tomorrow.
The Upper Lake Mary Project and Upper Beaver Creek Project will begin tomorrow morning while winds and conditions are favorable. Other prescribed burns that were planned for Wednesday, such as the A1 Mountain Project and Kendrick Project, have been cancelled until conditions are better.
The following burn projects could be cancelled if conditions change, and determination of beginning the burns will be made Tuesday morning after checking weather...