Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 4/17/2014 - 7:30 pm

    As of 5 p.m. on April 17 the Brown Fire call center has been closed.

    All Brown Fire information phone calls will now be taken at the Incident Command Post. The old numbers are no longer in service. For information regarding the Brown Fire please call 877-512-8014.

  • Posted: 4/17/2014 - 6:15 pm

    Residents may see increased smoke activity this evening. SWAIMT confirmed that smoke is from unburned fuel inside the fire line. Ample resources remain assigned to the Brown Fire as a precaution. The increased activity is well within the established fire lines.

  • Posted: 4/17/2014 - 1:30 pm

    The Brown Fire continues to burn approximately 5 miles SW of Sierra Vista, Ariz, in the upper elevations of Scheelite Canyon below Ramsey Peak. The terrain is steep and rugged with the fire burning in the upper elevations in brush and timber vegetation. No structures are threatened at this time.

    Wednesday's Activity:

    Low humidities and gusty erratic winds occurred on the fire area. Low fire behavior with some areas of creeping and smoldering fire were observed. Firefighters made progress building direct fireline on the east and west flanks of the fire however containment will not occur until firefighters are confident the lines will hold. The forward spread of the...

  • Posted: 4/17/2014 - 5:30 am

    The Brown Fire is located in a bowl in the upper elevations of Scheelite Canyon. It is approximately 5 miles SW of Sierra Vista, Ariz. It started on U.S. Army Fort Huachuca on April 13 and burned onto the Coronado National Forest at approximately 11 a.m. on April 14.  The fire is burning at the upper elevations in brush and timber in steep rugged terrain. 

    The fire objectives are to fully suppress the fire and protect identified values, including Fort Huachuca Military Reservation, private property, public lands, and associated infrastructure.  Minimize or eliminate impacts to cultural sites, wilderness, sensitive wildlife habitat, and watershed values.

    Evacuations: None. The...

  • Posted: 4/16/2014 - 4:45 pm

    The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will implement campfire and smoking restrictions at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires. 

    Under stage 1 fire restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are allowed in developed campgrounds only. Devices solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off are allowed within an area that is cleared of flammable materials within three feet of the device.

    The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles, buildings, developed campgrounds or while in an area that is cleared of all flammable material at least three feet in diameter....