Major Arizona Incidents
Kendrick Fire (Wildfire)
on March 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm
Drone catches fire, becomes wildfire near Kendrick Park Coconino National Forest firefighters have responded to the Kendrick fire southeast of Kendrick Park in grasslands burning which burned 335-acres of forest land. Approximately 30 firefighters are working in the grasslands to stop the wildfire and forward progress is stopped. Drivers in the area are asked to drive cautiously while near the area because of smoke, response vehicles and personnel in the area. Several Forest Service engines, patrols, and a water tender truck being dispatched from Summit Fire responded to a smoke report from a drone on fire north of Flagstaff at approximately 12:35. Firefighters lit and controlled fire around the Chapel of the Holy Dove to eliminate the wildfire burning hot into the Chapel. The fire is producing a smoke which may be limiting visibility in the area at times. Arizona Department of Transportation has responded and is operating pilot vehicles to move traffic on U.S. Highway 180. Smoke... […]
Coconino NF 2018 Pile, Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)
on March 5, 2018 at 9:53 pm
Fire managers plan to conduct several prescribed burns and pile burns into spring 2018. Projects are dependent upon weather and wind conditions, so they can be cancelled after they have been announced if conditions are not suitable. Smoke from the burns is generally expected to disperse toward the northeast and may settle in low areas northeast of the specific burn, especially during the evening and early morning hours. Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forests in our fire-adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. They burn when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes; they’ll burn larger sections at a time to ultimately limit the number of days smoke is in the air; and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, partners in the Ponderosa Fire Advisory Council, as... […]
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