Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Prescribed burn initiated by Lakeside Ranger District on November 20
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:12:41 +0000

The Lakeside Ranger District is planning on burning Redhead Marsh, Polishing Ponds and Jacques Marsh, weather permitting, starting Monday, November 20. The burn is approximately 60 acres. Minimal smoke impact is expected and may be visible from Arizona State Highway 77, U.S. Highway 60, Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Linden. 

North Zone 2017 prescribed fire accomplishments, wrap-up announced
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:09:50 +0000

As the year winds down, so will much of the fire management activity on the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. But for the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, one burning fact remains – the fall of 2017 yielded a busy and highly successful prescribed fire season, with more than 13,500 acres treated across the 1.6-million acres that the North Zone is responsible for in roughly four weeks.

Rabies Confirmed in Animals Found in Superstition Mountain Area
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:18:14 +0000
Public Health officials in Pinal and Maricopa Counties today said the Arizona Department of Health Services State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed at least two cases of rabies from animals near the Superstition Mountains.
Forest Service Officials Warn Trail Users of Potential Risk
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:14:18 +0000

Prescott National Forest officials would like to warn trail users to be cautious and aware of the possibility of continually changing trail conditions.  It has been reported to us that on November 13th a user encountered a single strand of barb wire that was strung at head height between a fence line and a dead tree crossing Arrastra Creek Trail, #275.  The location puts it approximately one mile in from Senator Highway going east on Arrastra Creek Trail.  Law Enforcement has not verified if this was done intentionally, but want to warn trail users of the potential risk.   

Hantavirus confirmed in recent traveler to northern Arizona
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:14:35 +0000

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials have announced a confirmed case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in a recent traveler to the County from outside Arizona. The individual traveled to multiple areas in northern Arizona and it is unknown where the current case contracted the virus.

Prescribed burn north of Flagstaff today
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:05:36 +0000
Coconino National Forest fire managers will conduct a large prescribed burn this morning north of the San Francisco Peaks which will produce noticeable smoke near Kendrick Park.
The Horseshoe-White Horse Hills Project is located 16 miles north of Flagstaff (35°23'22.29"N, 111°42'37.06"W), east of U.S. Highway 180, and is approximately 2,700 acres. The project is scheduled to begin sometime between 9-10 a.m. and will last one day.
Prescribed Burning continues on the Lakeside Ranger District
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:21:19 +0000

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will continue burning the 3,960 acre prescribed burn within the Whitcom unit, weather dependent, north east of the community of Pinetop.  The district has completed approximately 3,100 acres.  Fire management proposes to burn an estimated 1,000 additional acres to complete this phase of the project from November 14 through November 17.

The Whitcom Unit is located northeast of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185.

Drivers should think twice before traveling during snowstorms
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:16:40 +0000

With winter on the horizon, the Arizona Department of Transportation has spent months preparing for snow and ice that storms will dump on the state’s higher elevations.

ADOT has 375 certified snowplow operators ready to operate the agency’s nearly 200 snowplows, which are stationed around the state to keep people and commerce moving when snow falls on highways.

Prescribed burn plan for today on Coconino National Forest
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:05:00 +0000

A prescribed burn project has begun this morning on the Coconino National Forest which will produce smoke south of Kendrick Mountain.

The Horseshoe Wild Bill Project moved to the scheduled today. The project is three miles south of Kendrick Mountain, near U.S. Highway 180.

Prescribed burns are always dependent upon weather and wind conditions, which can differ drastically across the forest. Prescribed burns are also subject to approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as they are coordinated across multiple forests.

Burning operations to begin Wednesday in northeastern Arizona
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:02:19 +0000
Starting tomorrow, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management will begin a 2-day pile burning operation in Northeastern Arizona, near Eagar.
The burn will take place at the base of Flat Top Mountain beginning at 7:00 am Wednesday, November 15th and continue through Thursday, November 16th.
Burning will run through mid-afternoon on both days and then Arizona State Forestry crews will monitor piles into the evening.