Major Arizona Incidents
Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2018 (Prescribed Fire)
on July 19, 2018 at 11:32 pm
Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forest 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 will burn larger sections at a time to limit the number of days smoke is in the air, and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, as well as neighboring forests to monitor air quality.Crews also seek opportunities to use slash from thinning projects around the community instead of burning it. It is often used s filler at the landfill and offered as firewood to community members. Forests need the frequent, low intensity fire to remove accumulated smaller fuels and recycle nutrients into the soils to promote healthy vegetation and wildlife habitat. A healthier forest is a safer forest for firefighters and residents... […]
Mokaac Fire (Wildfire)
on July 19, 2018 at 10:44 pm
Fact SheetBLM Arizona Strip District, ArizonaFor Immediate Release: July 9, 2018Contact: Rachel Carnahan, Public Affairs OfficerPhone: 435-688-3303 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Wildfire Fact Sheet- Mokaac Fire Start Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:10 p.m. Location: 15 Miles south of St. George, Utah Jurisdiction: Arizona Strip Field Office, Bureau of Land Management Fire Size: Estimated at 2,000 acres. (Note: one acre is equivalent to one football field). Cause: Lightning Closures: No closures at this time Fuels: Short grass, brush Structures: No structures threatened. Fire managers are requesting the public’s assistance by traveling cautiously on the 1069 Quail Road and avoid travel on the 1038 road to allow fire resources to access the fire. Fire Crews/Resources: Local resources on scene are 4 engines, an aerial supervision aircraft (Air Attack), 4sSingle engine air tankers (SEATS), one Type 2 and one Type 3 helicopter, one heavy air tanker. One Type 2 Initial Attack crew is in... […]
Sonoita-Elgin Fire Season – 2017
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