Posted: 4/15/2014 - 3:00 pm
Firefighters from three hotshot crews are constructing fireline on the Brown Fire.
Air tankers and helicopters are dropping fire retardant and water to limit fire spread and support ground operations.
A public meeting regarding the Brown Fire will take place tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Ranger District Office, 4070 S. Avenida Saracino, in Hereford, Ariz.
Posted: 4/15/2014 - 2:30 pm
A portion of the Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, will be temporarily closed in the vicinity of the Brown Fire.
During the closure the following activities are prohibited:
- Entering or using Brown Canyon Area west and areas northwest of Ramsey Canyon.
- Being on Forest Service Road 5736, and Brown Canyon Ranch Road, Forest Service Trail 115, 116, 117, 122, 123,129, 103 and trails therein.
The purpose of the closure is to allow for public safety from hazards associated with emergency fire suppression activity on the Brown Fire.
The area will...
Posted: 4/15/2014 - 2:00 pm
The Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto national forests will implement campfire and smoking restrictions at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 18, to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires.
On the Kaibab National Forest, restrictions will apply only to the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts. Fire restrictions will not yet be implemented on the North Kaibab Ranger District due to different weather and fuels conditions.
Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood...
Posted: 4/15/2014 - 11:45 am
The Brown Fire started on U.S. Army Fort Huachuca on April 13 and burned onto the Coronado National Forest at approximately 11am on April 14. The fire is burning in a bowl at the top of Sheelite Canyon. The fire is burning at the upper elevations in brush and timber with no structures threatened at this time.
Firefighters are being shuttled to the fire by helicopter where they will construct fireline. Air tankers will drop fire retardant and helicopters will drop buckets of water on the fire to minimize the fire’s spread and support firefighter’s efforts.
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Posted: 4/14/2014 - 10:00 pm
The Brown Fire started on U.S. Army Fort Huachuca on April 13 and burned onto the Coronado National Forest at approximately 11am on April 14.
Airtankers have been dropping retardant and helicopters have been dropping buckets of water on the fire to try to minimize the fire's spread. Division Supervisors and Crew Supervisors continue to asses the fire to determine the best strategy.
Plans for Tuesday:
Scouting handline construction contingencies utilizing aviation for crew shuttles and continued use of helicopters and air tankers to drop water and retardant.
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