Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Area closures implemented on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests to protect values at risk of wildfire
Wed, 23 May 2018 20:07:47 +0000

Due to increasing drought conditions, very high fire danger and public safety concerns, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) has implemented four area closures across the forest. Areas outside of the closures with remain in Stage II Fire Restrictions.

Of these areas, two are located in the Black Mesa Ranger District and one of these is shared with the Lakeside Ranger District, one in the Springerville Ranger District, and one in the Alpine Ranger District.

Black Mesa Ranger District

Promontory Butte closure area

Memorial Day weekend on Coronado National Forest
Wed, 23 May 2018 18:07:58 +0000

All offices of the Coronado National Forest will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. (The Sabino Canyon Visitor Center will remain open.) Business will resume Tuesday, May 29, during regular operating hours.

Despite the office closure, fire and recreation personnel and law enforcement officers will be on duty over the Memorial Day weekend for the safety of visitors.

Area closures for Coconino National Forest go into effect tomorrow, May 23
Wed, 23 May 2018 02:46:35 +0000

Coconino National Forest will temporarily close six large areas to public access beginning tomorrow (May 23) at 8 a.m. due to fire danger and for public safety. All areas of the national forest outside of the closures remain in 

Red Flag Warning in effect May 22 for portions of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Tue, 22 May 2018 18:51:51 +0000

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Tuesday, May 22 from 12 pm to 7 pm for portions of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) and parts of eastern Arizona due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Relative humidity levels are expected to drop into the single digits and wind gusts are expected to be between 20 to 30 mph over the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim Country.

Red Flag Warning in effect May 21 for portions of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Mon, 21 May 2018 19:16:09 +0000

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Monday, May 21 from 12 pm to 7 pm for portions of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) and parts of eastern Arizona due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Relative humidity levels are expected to drop into the single digits and wind gusts are expected to be between 30 to 40 mph over the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim Country.

Walnut Canyon National Monument plans for high fire danger
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:56:48 +0000

 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:

Area closures on Tonto National Forest begin Wednesday, May 23 due to extreme fire conditions
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:06:23 +0000

Public safety concerns due to drought conditions, hot temperatures and increased fire danger are causing the Tonto National Forest to implement two area closures beginning at 6:00 am, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Areas outside of the closures will remain at Stage 2 fire restrictions.

The area closures will be in these general areas and will include all Tonto National Forest lands within the boundaries:

Northbound lanes and one southbound lane of State Route 87 reopen
Mon, 21 May 2018 00:22:02 +0000

The northbound lanes of State Route 87 have reopened after a brush fire near Sunflower, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. One southbound lane also has reopened. The other southbound lane remains closed near milepost 222.  

There are long traffic delays and motorists should consider delaying or altering their travel plans.

State Route 87 was closed in both directions earlier today six miles north of Sunflower due to a brush fire.

Pinery Fire Update: Chiricahua National Monument to reopen Sat., May 19
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:50:17 +0000

Date/Time Reported: reported Saturday, May 12th, around 1:30pm

Location: Approximately 29 miles SE of Willcox, AZ. The fire started on private land, and has moved to the north and east onto Chiricahua National Monument and the Coronado National Forest.

Estimated Size: approximately 1,200 acres



Containment: 80%

Cause: human caused, under investigation

Coconino National Forest to close high-risk areas due to fire danger
Fri, 18 May 2018 22:02:09 +0000

Coconino National Forest will temporarily close six large areas to public access beginning Wednesday (May 23) at 8 a.m. due to fire danger and for public safety.


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