Scheduled FY2019-2020 Board Meetings:
August 26 • September 23 • October 28 • November 25 • December 23 • January 27 • February 24 • March 24 • April 28 • May 19 • June 23
Sonoita-Elgin Fire District is accepting applications – internal & external – for a total of three positions to include:
(1) Captain (FF/EMT minimum)
(2) Firefighter/EMS (EMT or Paramedic)
Major Arizona Incidents
on August 23, 2019 at 11:00 pm
The Mercer Fire was ignited by lightning on the Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District the evening of August 22. The fire is approximately 25 acres burning in buffelgrass in the wilderness north of Melpomene road. The Saguaro National Park Wildland Fire Use Module, and the Mesa Interagency Hotshot crew are currently working to suppress the fire. Air Attack has also been assigned. The potential for spread is low after good progress was made by the crews this morning. The fuel this fire is burning in is significant because buffel grass is an invasive plant that can change the way fire burns in an ecosystem. This invasive species creates fuel continuity where there typically would be none, increasing the potential for fires to grow much larger than they would have historically. Buffel grass also burns with an intensity far higher than plant species native to the Sonoran Desert Ecosystem. Buffelgrass often spreads from communities onto the forest on cars, people, and...
Sheridan Fire (Wildfire)
on August 23, 2019 at 10:15 pm
The Sheridan Fire is a lightning-caused wildfire that is being used to reduce fuels and improve resource conditions in the area.
Sonoita-Elgin Fire Season – 2017
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Did you know your smartphone can be an important tool to help you prepare?
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- Family Reunification
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