Posted: 5/5/2014 - 3:48 pm
The Cameron Fire south of Luna Lake on the Alpine Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests was 60 percent contained at 307 acres as of Monday morning. The Black Mesa Hotshots, two Arizona State Forestry handcrews, multiple engines, and a water tender are on scene today.
According to Alpine District Ranger Rick Davalos, the Alpine Fire Department was the first to respond to a one-acre fire on private property on Saturday afternoon. The U.S. Forest Service was called when strong winds caused the fire to expand to 15 acres onto adjacent national forest lands. Resources assigned to the incident included three heavy air tankers, two helicopters, and one bulldozer. The fire has...
Posted: 5/5/2014 - 10:01 am
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a PM-10 Health Watch for tomorrow, May 5, for areas in and bordering Maricopa County.
ADEQ issues a watch when the highest concentration of ozone or particulate matter levels may exceed the federal health standard.
People with respiratory or other health problems that make them more sensitive to air pollution are advised to limit their outdoor activity.
Posted: 5/5/2014 - 9:35 am
The Redington Fire is burning in rough terrain on the Coronado National Forest east of Tucson. It is 80 percent contained.
The fire was reported on Saturday, May 3, and by nightfall had burned an estimated 125 acres. It is located adjacent to Redington Road at approximately mile post 12.5.
Crews used measuring devices on Sunday afternoon to more accurately determine that the burned area is much reduced from the original estimate of 125 acres and was actually about 30 acres. This inaccuracy was due to ocular estimates that were deceived by steep terrain within the fire area.
Crews today are working to complete a containment line and mopping up hot spots within the burned area...
Posted: 5/4/2014 - 5:15 pm
The Redington Fire is burning in rough terrain on the Coronado National Forest (NF) east of Tucson. It is located more specifically adjacent to Redington Road at approximately mile post 12.5.
The fire was reported at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, and by nightfall had burned approximately 125 acres.
Crews worked to contain the fire through the night. Air tankers, ordered to assist in suppressing the fire, created a retardant barrier on the northeast and southeast perimeter Saturday evening and were not needed again today. A helicopter remains assigned to assist crews in dealing with hot spots inside the fire perimeter.
By 11:15 a.m. today the fire was declared 50 percent...
Posted: 5/4/2014 - 4:38 pm
The Cameron Fire on the Alpine Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests was approximately 307 acres as of this afternoon and fully lined. The fire was detected on Saturday, May 3, about 2 miles south of Luna Lake on CR 2313.
Resources assigned to the incident include the Black Mesa Hotshots, four engines, one Department of Corrections crew, and one dozer. Crews completed a successful burnout and engines remained on scene throughout Saturday night. Air support is no longer being used.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.