Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 4/16/2014 - 8:15 am

    The Brown Fire started on U.S. Army Fort Huachuca on April 13 and burned onto the Coronado National Forest at approximately 11 a.m. on April 14.

    Plans for Today:

    Firefighters will continue to scout contingency lines and go direct building fireline on the east and west flanks of the fire.

    Fire personnel will also scout contingency lines in Sawmill Canyon to the west of the fire and Ramsey Canyon to the east of the fire. Firefighters will conduct structural assessments in the Ramsey Canyon area.

    A Brown Fire Information Call Center will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning today. The phone number is 520-439-2333 or 1-800-288-3861.

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  • Posted: 4/16/2014 - 6:00 am

    The Brown Fire started on U.S. Army Fort Huachuca on April 13 and burned onto the Coronado National Forest at approximately 11 a.m. on April 14.

    Tuesday's activities:

    Three hotshot crews anchored the fire and began constructing fireline on the east and west flanks of the fire. Firefighters also scouted contingency lines. Airtankers and helicopters continued to drop retardant and water on the fire to try to minimize the fire's spread. Aircraft began utilizing the tanker base at Libby Field with the exception of the DC-10 VLAT which is based out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

    Clay Templin's Type 1 Southwest Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire...

  • Posted: 4/15/2014 - 3:00 pm

    Firefighters from three hotshot crews are constructing fireline on the Brown Fire.

    Air tankers and helicopters are dropping fire retardant and water to limit fire spread and support ground operations.

    A public meeting regarding the Brown Fire will take place tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Ranger District Office, 4070 S. Avenida Saracino, in Hereford, Ariz.

  • Posted: 4/15/2014 - 2:30 pm

    A portion of the Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, will be temporarily closed in the vicinity of the Brown Fire.

    During the closure the following activities are prohibited: 

    • Entering or using Brown Canyon Area west and areas northwest of Ramsey Canyon.
    • Being on Forest Service Road 5736, and Brown Canyon Ranch Road, Forest Service Trail  115, 116, 117, 122, 123,129, 103 and trails therein. 

    The purpose of the closure is to allow for public safety from hazards associated with emergency fire suppression activity on the Brown Fire.

    The area will...

  • Posted: 4/15/2014 - 2:00 pm

    The CoconinoKaibabPrescott and Tonto national forests will implement campfire and smoking restrictions at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 18, to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires. 

    On the Kaibab National Forest, restrictions will apply only to the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts. Fire restrictions will not yet be implemented on the North Kaibab Ranger District due to different weather and fuels conditions.

    Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood...

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