Posted: 5/26/2014 - 12:10 pm
At noon on May 26, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office lifted its pre-evacuation warning for residents impacted by the Slide Fire in Kachina Village and Forest Highlands subdivisions south of Flagstaff.
Mandatory evacuations remain in place in Oak Creek Canyon from Slide Rock State Park to Sterling Springs Hatchery.
The decision to lift the pre-evacuation notice is based on discussions with the Slide Fire Incident Command Team; progress made to date on combating the fire and near-term forecast weather conditions.
The pre-evacuation warning was issued last Wednesday and asked residents to prepare for possible evacuation.
The public is asked to monitor fire conditions...
Posted: 5/26/2014 - 8:08 am
The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, predominantly on the west side of the canyon.
On Sunday, significant progress was made in completing the burnout operation between the West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon and the northern boundary of the fire along Forest Road 535. Crews assisted by helicopters dropping ignition devices (PSD) burned out the remaining parts of this area which will help prevent the further movement of the fire to the north. During the evening crews continued to burn out lines along the Woody Mountain Road (FR231) on the southwest side of the fire.
On Memorial Day crews will continue burnout operations...
Posted: 5/25/2014 - 8:20 pm
The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, predominantly on the west side of the canyon. The Slide fire is approximately 14,100 acres and estimated to be 25 percent contained.
The Incident Management Team thanks the Sedona Fire Department for having a structure preparation plan in place for Oak Creek Canyon. This plan assisted team members in quickly dispatching resources to appropriate areas. This smooth transition was elemental in protecting structures within the canyon.
Fire personnel worked on rehabilitating fire line near Slide Rock State Park, and monitoring fire activity...
Posted: 5/25/2014 - 7:18 pm
The Barlow fire is located 30 miles NE of San Carlos, off the main Route 8 road. It started on May 17.
Jere Classay Type 4 IC will transition to local type 5 IC this evening.
GPS acreage of the burned area is 1,482 acres with 100% containment. All areas are looking good with operations winding down and various resources being demobilized. The strategy is to monitor the smoke.
Posted: 5/25/2014 - 7:11 pm
The Skunk fire is burning 27 miles east of San Carlos is approximately 43,064 acres and estimated at 72 percent contained.
There were successes in control lines and back burns resulting in 72% containment. Not much change since yesterday in fire activity. The fire continues in a north westerly direction along Nantac Rim towards Kidde Canyon through steep terrain and rocky outcrops. Fuel types are grass, juniper and ponderosa pine. The south side of the fire, below the rim, around Ash Creek area is still holding.
Fire is still emitting smoke from the interior with some single tree torching. Evening and early morning inversions are causing some smoke to linger in the valleys and...