Incident Commander Trainee John Johanson called the Woodbury Fire 100% contained at 7:00 p.m. on July 15, 2019. The fire is contained around the perimeter edge but is NOT controlled. There is still smoke and active fire moving within the interior through pockets of unburned vegetation.
In response to high fire danger, Walnut Canyon National Monument will implement the following actions beginning Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to coordinate with the Coconino National Forest’s Fay Canyon/Fisher Point Area closures:
Areas within Walnut Canyon National Monument to remain accessible during regular operating hours:
Coconino County, in coordination with the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Command Team and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will host a community meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 3 at the Winslow High School, 600 E. Cherry Ave., Winslow, Ariz. This meeting will provide re-entry information to residents displaced by the fire.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. that covers Arizona, including all of the Tonto National Forest, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.
Visitors to the Tonto National Forest are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the affected area, including in developed campgrounds.
Following the Copley Fire, which occurred April 8, County officials are encouraging all residents to sign-up to receive emergency notifications at coconino.az.gov/ready. Emergency Notifications have proven to save lives.
The fire started in the area of North Copley Dr., an unincorporated area of Coconino County, east of Flagstaff, Ariz. According to the Summit Fire Department, the Copley Fire reached approximately 80 plus acres. Several structures were lost and approximately 75 residents were evacuated during the fire.
Heavy wooded areas ignited by the Gate 13 Fire this week are still burning today at Camp Navajo.
Rain and snow has reduced some burning timber to smolders; however, the moisture and cold temperatures have created mud and ice on the roads.
Camp Navajo Fire Department is reporting no issues at this point and will continue to monitor the fire until it is 100 percent extinguished.
Incident command for the Gate 13 Fire is scheduled to downsize from an integrated team of Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs personnel to Camp Navajo Fire Department tomorrow morning.
This decision comes with reports of 75 percent containment of the fire and a weather forecast favorable to fire suppression for the rest of the week.
The Department of Forestry and Fire Management joined the Camp Navajo Incident Command team located at the Camp Navajo Fire Department today as the Gate 13 Fire continues to burn on the installation.
Wildland firefighters joined the fight as first responders prepare to back burn the western and eastern flanks of the blaze and mitigate the spread of fire.
Northern Arizona weather forecasts are considered favorable for these planned operations.