Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 5/28/2014 - 9:45 pm

    The Coconino County Sheriff's Office, in coordination with area federal and local agencies, will lift the mandatory evacuation order for residents evacuated north of Slide Rock State Park at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28.

    Oak Creek Canyon residents and businesses along US 89A north of Slide Rock State Park were placed under mandatory evacuation after the Slide Fire began May 20. The lifting of the evacuation order was announced during a community meeting Wednesday evening at Red Rocks High School in Sedona.

    "This has been a trying time for not only our Northern Arizona residents, but for everyone around the state," said County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Ryan, whose...

  • Posted: 5/28/2014 - 7:22 pm

    National Park Service fire managers on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon are managing the Galahad Fire for both resource and protection objectives. 

    Resource objectives for the fire include returning fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem in order to maintain forest health. Protection objectives for the fire include protection of sensitive cultural resources and wildlife habitat.

    The fire grew to approximately 711 acres today.  Today firefighters initiated structure protection at the historic Kanabownits Cabin in advance of the fire’s potential spread. They wrapped the cabin with a fire resistant aluminum material that reflects heat to help protect the structure in the event fire burns...

  • Posted: 5/28/2014 - 4:36 pm

    Four lightning-caused fires were reported on the Clifton Ranger District on May 22 and 23. All have been contained and controlled.

    Name of Fire: Sunset
    Date/Time Reported: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
    Location: 5 miles NE of Clifton near Sunset Mountain
    Cause: Lightning Size: 255 acres
    Containment: 100%
    Landscape/Fuels: brush and grass, rough terrain  

    Name of Fire: Pat
    Date/Time Reported: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 1:21 p.m.
    Location: 13 miles NE of Clifton near Pat Mountain
    Cause: Lightning Size: 68 acres
    Containment: 100%
    Landscape/Fuels: brush and grass, rough terrain  

    Name of Fire: Eagle Divide
    Date/Time Reported...

  • Posted: 5/28/2014 - 4:31 pm

    The Woods Canyon fire on the north side of Woods Canyon Lake on the Black Mesa Ranger District was fully contained at 88 acres at noon on Saturday, May 24.
    No structures or powerlines were damaged or threatened. No injuries were reported. 
    The fire was determined to be human caused by an illegal and escaped campfire outside of developed campgrounds while Stage I fire restrictions were in effect. Evidence was collected and interviews were conducted. The investigation is ongoing.
    Firefighting resources used included a single engine air tanker, hotshot crew, two Type 3 helicopters, two Type 2 crews, one water tender, and several engines. Helicopters dipped water...

  • Posted: 5/28/2014 - 2:00 pm

    Due to the continued elevated risk of wildfire in the State of Arizona, State Forester Scott Hunt announced today that the Arizona State Forestry Division will be implementing Stage 2 fire restrictions on State-owned and State-managed lands. The restrictions are effective May 30, 2014 at 0800 hrs and will continue until further notice. 
    These elevated fire restrictions are necessary due to existing very high to extreme fire danger to prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public health and safety. Contributing factors include high temperatures, low humidity, and persistently dry vegetation that provide optimal conditions for rapid spread of wildfire in the forests and deserts of...