Major Arizona Incidents
Happy Fire (Wildfire)
on May 21, 2018 at 6:25 pm
The Happy Fire continues to smolder along the ridgeline and the fire is burning itself out due to lack of fuels and low winds. The fire is inaccessible to engines and is burning along Mohon Peak, 19 miles north of Bagdad. The fire is burning through short grasses and brush. Due to the rugged terrain, the fire is being monitored by the air. Smoke impacts should be very minimal to communities and there are no values at risk or any structures threatened. The cause of the fire is unknown. There are no closures and no evacuation orders. […]
Pinery Fire (Wildfire)
on May 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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: 85% Cause: human caused, under investigation Fuels: The fire is burning in the footprint of the 2011 Horseshoe 2 Fire, in an area with heavy grass, brush and dead and down vegetation. There is mixed conifer in higher elevations. Weather: A low pressure system just northwest of the area will bring strong winds Monday and Tuesday. Due to persistent dry humidities, portions of southeast Arizona could approach critical fire weather conditions each of those days. High-based thunderstorms may develop just across the border in New Mexico on Monday, but our area appears dry for the time being. Winds ease by Wednesday and beyond, with occasional afternoon gusts typical for this time of... […]
Sonoita-Elgin Fire Season – 2017
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