Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Ozone High Pollution Advisory issued for Friday, August 18, 2017
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:54:30 +0000

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County, effective Friday, August 18, 2017. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.

Kendrick Mountain area to remain closed temporarily for public safety
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:09:56 +0000

Unstable conditions caused by heavy rains following the Boundary Fire, which was active through much of June, have necessitated continuing the closure of the burned area on and around Kendrick Mountain on both the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests in order to ensure public safety.

Prescribed burning planned on the Lakeside Ranger District
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:51:28 +0000

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District plans to burn slash piles on roughly 15 acres of forest land August 14 through August 20, weather permitting. Ignition will take place on Timber Knoll just south of Ojo Bonito Estates. Smoke impact is anticipated along Highway 60 and within the Vernon Community. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the pile burn as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.    

Frye Fire BAER update
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:21:47 +0000

The Frye Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) process has noted several success stories over the last two weeks.  The massive wasting of rock and debris seems to have stabilized across most of the burned area. Although the monsoon rains were not present for most of the last week, a storm over Mt Graham deposited nearly an inch of rain Saturday night August 12, 2017. There was very little evidence of additional rock and debris flows on Sunday morning.

Forest Service urges public to contact land managers before flying drones to prevent accidents
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:21:19 +0000

On Monday, August 14, through Friday, August 18, the Forest Service plans to conduct the annual aerial survey for insect and disease outbreaks on the Tonto National Forest.  Forest Service airplanes and helicopters regularly fly over private, state, and National Forest System lands at low altitudes to perform a variety of natural resource management missions, including insect and disease surveys, remote sensing to acquire aerial images and data, and firefighting.

Fleas test positive for plague in additional location in Coconino County
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:06:27 +0000

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.

Frye Fire BAER update
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:50:12 +0000

Aerial seeding of the Frye Fire began yesterday as part of the implementation of the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER).  Approximately 180 acres were accomplished before the flying operation was shut down due to unfavorable weather conditions.  The operation began again today and will continue until the project is completed.  The airplane being used for this project is an AT-802 Air Tractor capable of carrying approximately 6,000 pounds of seeding material to be broadcast over the fire area.  Since the majority of the area being seeded on the fire exceeds 8,000 feet, the load has been r

Wet canyon culvert damaged by flooding and debris flows
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:43:09 +0000

For Immediate Release. The Coronado National Forest and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) are working together to ensure the survival of the current highway bridge at Wet Canyon on SR-366 (Swift Trail).  This highway is the only road access to the high country in the Pinaleno Mountains (Mt. Graham and other high-country areas).  An active monsoon season has resulted in extreme flooding events from areas burned during the recent Frye Fire.

Ozone High Pollution Advisory issues for Tuesday and Wednesday, August 8-9, 2017
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:47:52 +0000

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County, effective Tuesday and Wednesday, August 8-9, 2017. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.

Flood control efforts continue in the Nogales Wash
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:54:47 +0000


The recent flows from summer monsoon rains have eroded embankments at a number of locations within Nogales Wash, exposing and threatening critical infrastructure and property. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) is working to stabilize banks along the Nogales Wash.

The Arizona Department of Transportation delivered 70, 20-foot sections of concrete barrier to assist in the erosion mitigation along the banks of the Nogales Wash.