(Posted May 21, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.) The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, up the canyon into places such as West Fork and Harding Point.

This afternoon, firefighters began burn out operations off FSR 535 to create a defensible space between the fire and Hwy 89 and FSR 535.  All air resources have been shut down due to high winds.  Firefighters are concentrating on keeping the fire west of Highway 89A, minimizing impacts to structures and utilizing terrain and fuel features to fight the fire.


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