Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Spring Fire Safety Reminder
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:43:20 +0000

Summer is just around the corner and more people are heading outdoors to enjoy the season. The Prescott National Forest would like to remind visitors and residents in communities adjacent to the forest to be extra cautious while engaging in activities that have the potential for starting a wildfire.

Spring Fire Safety Reminder
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:43:21 +0000

Summer is just around the corner and more people are heading outdoors to enjoy the season. The Prescott National Forest would like to remind visitors and residents in communities adjacent to the forest to be extra cautious while engaging in activities that have the potential for starting a wildfire.

Carr Barn prescribed fire to take place at Carr Barn Administrative Site, Sierra Vista Ranger District
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:36:29 +0000

Fire managers on the Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest expect to ignite the Carr Barn West (148 acres) and Carr Barn East (160 acres) prescribed fires in the early morning on April 21, 2017.  Ignitions are contingent upon conditions falling within prescriptive parameters such as temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, fuel moisture, and fire behavior.

Prescribed burning planned on Black Mesa Ranger District
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:19:31 +0000

The Black Mesa Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations from April 21 through April 24 as weather conditions allow.  The district plans to burn 2000 acres along Forest Road 34, one mile south of the Dutch Joe Ranch.

Prescribed burning planned on Springerville Ranger District
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:25:35 +0000

The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations April 21. The district plans to burn approximately 350 acres of the Aspen Meadows Unit, just North of Hall Ranch, off of Forest Service Road 117A and County Road 1325. Personnel will remain on scene monitoring the burn throughout the weekend as needed.

As weather warms, you can help prevent wildfires along highways
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:34:40 +0000

Like a lot of Arizona these days, the hillsides along State Route 87 south of Payson look mighty green after a wet winter. But that didn’t stop a brush fire from breaking out last week after a vehicle dragging chains threw sparks off the roadway, backing up traffic as first responders addressed the blaze.

When warmer temperatures turn all that ground cover brown, there will be even more reason for precautions to prevent brush fires along highways.

Prescribed burn planned to begin Wednesday 4/19 south of Tusayan
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:56:31 +0000

Crews plan to begin ignitions on a prescribed burn on the 681 acre Reed Prescribed Fire Project on Wednesday April 19 and intend to continue burning for approximately three days in the area if conditions remain favorable. The burn area is located approximately three miles south of the town of Tusayan.

Prescribed burns planned week of April 17
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:57:02 +0000

Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects this week across Coconino National Forest that will produce visible smoke near Flagstaff—or possibly the Stoneman Lake area—beginning Wednesday.

These prescribed burns are conducted in order to help protect communities from severe wildfires by reducing forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities, and also reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem to help restore ecological integrity.

ADEQ issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for April 17 and 18
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:08:59 +0000

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a Ozone High Pollution Advisory for April 17 and 18, for areas in and bordering Maricopa County.

These HPAs are due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.

Forest Officials Offer Campfire Safety Tips
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:44:49 +0000

Fire season is under way in Arizona and with Easter occurring April 16 followed by Memorial Day and its customary three-day weekend in late May, visitation is beginning to increase on the Tonto National Forest. Officials offer the following campfire tips to help practice fire safety:


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