Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials confirmed that fleas collected in the Doney Park area, northeast of Flagstaff, have tested positive for plague (Yersinia pestis). Last week fleas collected in the Red Lake area, approximately five miles northeast of Williams, tested positive for plague. The tests were conducted by the Center for Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at Northern Arizona University.
PIMA COUNTY - In response to the partial breach of the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI) in Santa Cruz County, Pima County has conducted water quality sampling in the Santa Cruz River. The sampling is consistent with the results acquired by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in earlier tests.
ADEQ’s test results area available here.
Firefighters observed an increased amount of backing and flanking fire behavior along ridgelines yesterday as the lightning-caused Pine Hollow wildfire increased to an estimated size of 1,600 acres.
Officials with the Santa Cruz County Emergency Operations Center received an update from the United States Section of the International Boundary and Waster Commission (USIBWC). At 2 a.m. on August 2, crews in Nogales, Arizona completed installation of a bypass system to divert sewage that had been leaking from the partial breach. The sewage is now being conveyed for treatment at the Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant and is no longer flowing into the Nogales Wash.
Work on the Frye Fire Burned Area Response (BAER) continues at the Wet Canyon area along the Swift Trail (Highway 366). Road crew personnel and equipment from Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Coronado National Forest have been working at this site for four days removing logs and other woody debris from the Wet Canyon stream channel in an effort to keep storm flows from damaging the critical highway bridge structure at this location.
In response to the partial breach of the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI) in Santa Cruz County, officials with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) initiated daily water quality sampling on July 26, 2017.
The Goodwin Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment team has completed an evaluation of the effects of the fire on watershed conditions to determine the potential risk to human life and safety, property, and critical natural and cultural resources. They have also assessed whether appropriate and effective stabilization measures that can be implemented on national forest lands in a timely manner to reduce unacceptable risks from potential flooding and debris flow threats.
The Pine Hollow fire continued to grow today and is now just under 500 acres, the fire did receive moderate precipitation over the weekend and more is forecasted for tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s planned strategy is to take advantage of recent wetting conditions and blackline perimeters around sensitive areas within the 10,295 acre planning area boundary.
“We’re going to do so on our terms, when we’re not being pushed and can control the intensity of fire behavior in and around sensitive areas that we want to protect,” said Type IV Incident Commander Dave Veater.
The American Red Cross Evacuation Shelter at the Mayer High School in Mayer, AZ is closed effective immediately but remains on standby.
For people in the community who need help recovering from the flood, please visit the Individual Assistance Service Center located at the Mayer Recreation Center - 10001 S. Wicks Ave. Mayer, AZ 86333. Hours of operation will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
If immediate assistance is needed, please call the Red Cross at 1-800-842-7349.
Tonight the American Red Cross Northern Arizona Chapter has re-opened the shelter at the Mayer High School (17300 E. Mule Deer Drive, Mayer, AZ) to support those affected by evacuation orders in Spring Valley and Mayer.
The Red Cross would like to remind everyone to download the Red Cross Emergency app on their personal device. The Emergency app provides real-time and preparedness information, what to do during a flash flood.
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