Major Arizona Incidents
Platypus Fire (Wildfire)
on October 16, 2018 at 9:54 pm
As of 10-5-2018: The Platypus/Rhino Fire is a Type IV Incident with Keith Halloran as the IC. Discovery date: July 28, 2018 Cause: Lightning Tactics: Full suppression Location: Approximately 6 miles northwest of Sedona in Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. (Lat/Long: 34.94291, -111.8701) Current size: 5,744 acres Containment: 100% Resources: Three personnel assigned Predicted smoke impacts: Smoke is not being seen. Will evaluate over the next 72 hours.Current closures: None. […]
South Zone Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire)
on October 15, 2018 at 4:56 pm
Fire managers on the Kaibab National Forest have completed plans for the 2018 fall prescribed fire burning season and will begin working on a range of projects this month. The specific units to be ignited will be chosen based on fuel moistures and weather conditions that are within prescriptive levels that meet fuels reduction objectives. The flowing project areas are planned for treatments on both the Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts: Sunflower Rx Project: Southeast of Williams, approximately 12,000 acres. Green Base Rx Project: North of Williams near Three Sisters, approximately 7500 acres. Reed Rx Project South and northeast of Tusayan, approximately 3200 acres Russell Rx Project Southeast of Tusayan, approximately 4000 acres Ignitions have been temporarily halted on the Sunflower Prescribed Fire Project through the week ahead as moisture is forecasted to arrive into the area. Over the past three days, 6100 acres have been successfully treated to date.Outflowing moisture... […]
Sonoita-Elgin Fire Season – 2017
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