Posted: 5/23/2014 - 2:24 pm
The Research fire, which has burned 816 acres, is 100% contained and under control. One powerline and a vehicle has been burned. Sonita-Elgin Fire Department is in Unified Command with Arizona State Forestry. Resources assigned: 1 short handcrew, 12 engines, and 1 water tender.
• Start date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
• Location: 3 miles SE of Elgin, AZ
• Cause: Under investigation
• Size: 816 acres
• Contained: 100%
• Fuels involved: grass
Posted: 5/23/2014 - 1:45 pm
The Badger fire, which has burned 487 acres, is 100% contained and under control. Fire personnel were on scene yesterday and remain on scene today. Crews continue to mop up interior hot spots.
• Start date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
• Location: I-17 MM 255
• Cause: Human - Under investigation
• Size: 487 acres
• Contained: 100%
• Fire behavior: Interior smoke and residual heat
Posted: 5/23/2014 - 1:28 pm
A community meeting on the Slide Fire will be held this afternoon at 4p.m. in Sedona at the Red Rock High School Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.
Work continues along FSR 231 and FSR 535 to prepare for burnout operations. Firefighters are utilizing aerial ignitions by helicopter and continuing ground burnout operations on the north and west flanks. Aerial ignitions are applied to the top of slopes; it creates a low intensity fire that backs slowly down the canyon to prevent fire from gaining momentum upslope. Crews continue to protect structures in Oak Creek Canyon.
Over a hundred spot fires were found last night with an infrared flight north of the fire. Crews...
Posted: 5/23/2014 - 11:45 am
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors approved a ban on open burning on County public lands and private lands in the unincorporated areas of the County. The ban went into effect at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23 and will remain in effect until fire danger conditions subside.
The County’s fire ban includes all open fires, campfires and other pyrotechnic displays on private and public lands in the unincorporated areas of the County. On April 25, 2014, the Board took action to ban the sale and use of all permissible consumer fireworks within Coconino County. Excluded from the ban are petroleum-fueled stoves or lanterns, enclosed charcoal barbeque grills operated in residential yards and...
Posted: 5/23/2014 - 11:30 am
Due to the ongoing firefighting efforts against the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon, the State Route 89A improvement project along the switchbacks north of Sedona is on hold at this time, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
ADOT had been preparing for a scheduled closure of the SR 89A switchbacks for a pavement and safety-improvement project starting on Tuesday, May 27, at the conclusion of the Memorial Day weekend.
Crews were pulled off the project Tuesday afternoon shortly after the start of the Slide Fire, which originated approximately six miles south of the project near Slide Rock State Park.
Currently, SR 89A (mileposts 375-397) remains closed in both...