Posted: 5/4/2014 - 4:34 pm
The Patricks Pond Fire on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is approximately 3 acres as of Sunday afternoon and fully lined. The fire was detected on Sunday, May 4, near Forest Lakes.
Resources assigned to the incident include one helicopter that has been dipping water from the Black Canyon Reservoir. Some campers at dispersed campsites were evacuated, but no campgrounds have been closed as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Posted: 5/4/2014 - 12:07 pm
The Cameron Fire is burning east of Alpine off Apache County Road 2310. The fire is currently 0 percent contained.
The fire was mapped this morning at 307 acres, and is fully lined. A wind event is expected this afternoon that will test the fire lines.
Apache County Road 2310 is closed to the public until further notice.
Posted: 5/3/2014 - 9:15 pm
The Squaretop Fire is burning west of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona. The fire is currently 400 acres and 50 percent contained.
Squaretop Fire summary:
Date: May 3, 2014
Location: 33 miles north of Douglas, Ariz.
Size: 400 acres
Containment: 50 percent
Posted: 5/3/2014 - 7:14 am
The Redington Fire is burning in rough terrain on Redington Road at approximately mile post 12.5. It was reported at about 4 p.m. yesterday and by nightfall had burned approximately 125 acres.
Crews worked to contain the fire through the evening with more resources arriving this morning. Air tankers have been ordered to assist in suppressing the fire and creating a perimeter.
Redington Fire summary:
- Start Date: May 3, 2014
- Catalina District of the Coronado National Forest
- Nearest town: Redington, AZ...
Posted: 4/30/2014 - 11:03 am
The Basin Fire is a Low intensity Type 4 fire that has grown to 810 acres despite recent rain. The fire continues to consume the heavy fuels in the ponderosa pine ecosystem and creeping though the grass understory of pinion juniper on the ridges.
The main objectives of the fire are:
- Fire fighter and public safety.
- Monitor fire including observing and recording weather, fuels fire behavior and smoke, evaluating land use and resource management for using fire for ecological benefits and identifying values to be protected.
- Manage fire for multiple...