Working for a Safer Community!
*** NOTICE ***
May 10, 2022
Sonoita-Elgin Fire District is aware of a new wildland fire that started in the Mount Wrightson. USFS and State Fire have recourses heading that way. Air support is in the area trying to control the fire.
Jonathan E. Buonaccorsi
Acting Fire Chief
Questions for the Chief
March 29, 2022
The Sonoita-Elgin Fire District is in the process of hiring a new fulltime Chief. On March 28 at the regular board meeting, it was decided that we want to public’s input with the hiring and would like the public to send to my Sonoita email with any questions you would like us to ask the candidates during the interviews. The interviews will in an open meeting after April 12. April 12 we will shorting the list of candidates from 16 to possibly 6. My Sonoita-Elgin email is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please use either email address to send me your questions.
Acting Fire Chief
Major Arizona Incidents
- Haywire Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)on July 6, 2022 at 2:24 am
THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands:- Fire Suppression Repair- Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)- Long-Term Recovery and Restorationo Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts.o Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest...
- Haywire Fire (Wildfire)on July 5, 2022 at 9:49 pm
The Haywire Fire was reported at 5:30 a.m. June 13, 2022. It originated 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park. Information regarding fire restrictions and forest closures can be found online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino Monsoonal storms will continue to develop and pass through the area into next week, bringing the possibility of lightning and isolated heavy precipitation around the fire area. Showers and thunderstorms with the potential to produce flash flooding and debris flows off the Pipeline Fire scar, as well as the Tunnel and Museum fire scars, may occur. Cloud cover, high relative humidity, and precipitation will continue minimize fire behavior. Heat and smoke will still be present within the fire perimeter as interior pockets continue to burn unconsumed fuels. The Coconino County Sheriff's Office has lifted all evacuations. Evacuation information can be found at bit.ly/Pipeline-Haywire-Evacs.
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