Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 4/14/2014 - 9:00 am

    The Fisher Fire transitioned to a Type 4 incident at 6 a.m. this morning, down-sizing to local resources as crews begin to demobilize and prepare for other assignments.

    Yesterday, firefighters patrolled the fire's perimeter gridding for smokes and hot spots. The fire, held at 175 acres, is currently 75 percent contained. In spite of northeasterly winds gusting up to 30 mph today, full containment is expected this evening. Temperatures range from 50 to 60 degrees with a low relative humidity of 8 to 13 percent

    The public should remain aware of area closures around the vicinity of the fire which include some of the trail system.

    Safety is still a big concern with...

  • Posted: 4/13/2014 - 6:45 pm

    Firefighters had a quiet day on the Fisher Fire as they patrolled the fire’s perimeter gridding for smokes and hot spots.  The fire, held to 175 acres, is at 75 percent containment.  Safety was a big concern today with steep terrain, rolling rocks, and snags; no injuries were reported. 

    Westerly winds increased in strength early in the afternoon though were not a factor in fire activity.  The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning today that is still in effect until 8 p.m. MST due to strong winds and a low relative humidity. 

    On Monday, firefighters will continue to seek out hot spots and mop up deeper into the interior of the perimeter; some resources will begin to...

  • Posted: 4/13/2014 - 8:30 am

    The Fisher Fire, reported at 3 p.m. on April 11th, is located near Fisher Point in Walnut Canyon approx. five miles southeast of Flagstaff in the vicinity of the Fisher Fire from last year.

    The fire remains at 175 acres and is 50 percent contained. Today, crews will grid and mop up as topography and fuel conditions allow. Terrain is steep with rolling rocks and snags. No growth was reported on the fire and all lines held. No structures are threatened.

    Today, temperatures today could reach 71 degrees with winds becoming westerly and increasing in strength with possible 45 mph gusts this afternoon; the relative humidity is forecast between 10 to 15 percent. The National Weather...

  • Posted: 4/13/2014 - 7:45 am

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from noon to 8 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab and Coconino National Forests of northern Arizona.

    Visitors to the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the forests, including in developed campgrounds.

    A Red Flag Warning occurs when the forecast shows strong wind and low relative humidity creating an increased potential for large fire growth. The campfire advisory remains in effect until the Red Flag Warning ends.

    For detailed weather information including warnings issued by the...

  • Posted: 4/12/2014 - 7:30 pm

    The Fisher Fire, reported at 3 p.m. yesterday, is located near Fisher Point in Walnut Canyon approx. five miles southeast of Flagstaff in the vicinity of the Fisher Fire from last year.

    The fire remains at 175 acres and is 50 percent contained. Today, crews finished construction of fireline on all sides of the fire. No growth was reported on the fire and all lines held. Firefighters are currently gridding and mopping up. Crews will be pulling off the fire for the evening. No structures are threatened.

    The public should remain aware of area closures around the vicinity of the fire which include some of the trail system.

    Wildfires behave differently in areas where fuels have...

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