Scheduled FY2019-2020 Board Meetings:
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
Whiskey Fire (Wildfire)
on September 17, 2019 at 12:27 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2019 – The fire is burning approximately 8 miles east of Turkey Butte Lookout and approximately 3900 acres in size currently. A type 3 team took over command of the fire on Sept. 10 at 0700. The lightning-caused Whiskey fire was reported by the Turkey Butte fire tower lookout on Sept. 2nd, 2019. Starting Tuesday or Wednesday if conditions allow, fire personnel plan to conduct a large firing operation. This operation is important to secure control lines and keep the fire within its containment area. This firing operation is expected to produce a significant amount of smoke in the area for several days after.On Monday the fire area received significant rainfall. Firing operations were not conducted due to weather conditions.Over the past several days fire personnel moderated firing operations in efforts to minimize smoke impacts to the surrounding areas, allowing only areas of unburned fuel to continue to burn within the fire perimeter. We apologize...
Eden Fire (Wildfire)
on September 16, 2019 at 9:41 pm
A lightning-caused wildfire about 4 miles northeast of Clints Well that began last week is currently being used to clean up forest fuels and burn across the landscape for restoration efforts. The Eden Fire was reported by the Hutch Mountain lookout just after noon on August 29 and is currently 2,625 acres, producing light to minimal smoke. Because of low humidity and low fuel moisture, the fire has continued to burn actively since its discovery. The fire was being monitored for several days before determining it would be allowed to burn and remove hazardous fuels left from years of previous fires and debris buildup.
Sonoita-Elgin Fire Season – 2017
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