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North Zone fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed burn within the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest as early as Thursday, June 1, if weather, fuel moistures, air quality and smoke dispersion remain favorable for meeting both forest health and public safety goals and objectives.

Parker Fire burning in grass and oak in Parker Canyon Lake Campground. Estimated size five acres. Four engines, two crews, two helicopters, air attack and miscellaneous overhead assigned. Helicopters (type 1 and type 3) dipping from Parker Canyon Lake, making good progress. Cochise County Sheriff's Office evacuating the campground. Forward progress stopped at 12:45 p.m.

Basic Information

Current as of: 5/28/2017, 12:48:21 PM

Incident Type: Wildfire

Current Situation

Size: 5 Acres

Fuels Involved: Grass and oak

The Department of Forestry and Fire Management, along with Daisy Mountain Fire Department have taken unified command of the Joes Hill Fire. More than 200 fire personnel from local cooperating agencies, along with DFFM are assisting in suppression of the fire. 

The Pinal Fire closure order has been expanded to include portions of three roads and an area between two of these roads.  In addition to the roads and areas previously covered by Closure Order 12-17-304, the following roads have been closed; 1) the portion of Forest Road 55, locally known as Russell Road, has been closed from the Tonto National Forest boundary south to the intersection with Forest Road 651 (Tuxedo Junction), then east to the intersection with Forest Road 112C; 2) the portion of Forest Road 157 is closed from the Tonto National Forest boundary so

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce it will continue its practice of displaying a red flag at the entrance to the parking lot of the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility (911 E Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff) whenever Red Flag Warnings are in effect for the area. The flying of this red flag is an adoption of the nationwide Red Flag Warnings that are issued by the National Weather Service and meant to inform the public about the fire conditions. 

Four separate incidents involving hobbyists flying drones are hindering operations on the Pinal Fire since it was detected May 8, 2017. The fire, which is located in the Tonto National Forest Globe Ranger District near Globe, Arizona, has burned approximately 4,375 acres.

The latest drone sighting occurred May 24, 2017. An air tanker flying over the fire was forced to release its retardant at a higher altitude for safety reasons. The higher drop reduced the retardant’s effectiveness on the fire. Subsequently, aviation operations were suspended until the drone issue was resolved.

Campfire, smoking, and shooting restrictions will likely go into effect on the Prescott National Forest on Thursday, June 1st, at 8:00 a.m. Forest managers have determined that key criteria will be reached or near enough to warrant taking these restrictive actions.  These include rapid drying of live and dead forest vegetation, escalating fire weather conditions, the potential commitment of firefighting resource across the region, and increased forest visitor use.

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNINGfor today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that covers the entire Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests due to strong winds and low relative humidity. 

On a RED FLAG DAY, the following restrictions go into effect on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests during the advisory hours:

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