Emergency Bulletins

  • 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...

  • Posted: 4/12/2014 - 3:45 pm

    As the US Forest Service fire crews continue to battle the Fisher Fire burning southeast of Flagstaff, Coconino County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to register for its CodeRED emergency notification system.

    CodeRED is a free service that alerts residents and businesses about time-sensitive general and emergency situations that are either imminent or occurring in their communities. The County is using the service to keep residents informed about wildfires and other emergencies, including severe weather.

    Prior to the fire, the County had already planned to test the system on April 18 with a call to all registered phone numbers. The fully automated CodeRED system...

  • Posted: 4/12/2014 - 10:30 am

    The Fisher Fire, reported at 3:00 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 is estimated at 125 acres.

    The fire is burning in timber on slopes spreading to the East-Southeast away from Flagstaff. Smoke is very visible. No structures are currently threatened.

    Due to complexity, a Type 3 team was put in place at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening. Crews are constructing dozer line, direct, and indirect line around the fire anchoring into trails, roads, and the previous Fisher Fire.

    Today, we expect temperatures between 59 and...

  • Posted: 4/12/2014 - 5:30 am

    The Fisher Fire, reported at 3:00 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.

    As of 9 p.m. Friday, the fire is estimated at 85 acres. The fire is burning in timber on slopes spreading to the East-Southeast away from Flagstaff. Smoke is very visible. No structures are currently threatened.

    Friday’s fire activity included group torching, 2 to 4 foot flame lengths on the surface, and short range spotting though fire activity has decreased into the evening. Due to complexity, a Type 3 team was in place at 6:00 p.m Friday. Crews are constructing dozer line, direct, and indirect...

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