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AZ Firefighters July Fourth Weekend Extremely Busy

Sedona AZ – The Fourth of July 2019 holiday weekend kept Arizona firefighters extremely busy. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management reports, between Thursday (July 4) and Sunday (July 7), firefighters responded to forty-six wildfires across Arizona on all land jurisdictions: The 46 fires burned a combined total of nearly four thousand acres. Most of the fires over the holiday... 

Juvenile Charged in 2018 Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest fires

Sedona AZ – A 16 year old male from Glendale, Arizona, pled guilty to starting three fires on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest outside of Forest Lakes, AZ. The 2018 fires were started on May 27 and 28, in the area of Forest Road 178: The first fire (May 27) was reported at approximately 7:30 in the morning and burned about eleven acres before fire crews could... 

Eddie Maddock: A Miracle in Motion?

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock discusses the Sedona in Motion issue as a city plan comes with yet another expensive traffic standstill in Uptown for a year. Sedona AZ – At long last initial steps have been taken to launch the Sedona in Motion plan. Tackling this monumental task aimed as the first step in addressing Sedona’s transportation issues has commenced at Sedona’s city center,... 

2019 Arizona Wildfire Outlook

Sedona AZ – The recent winter moisture across Arizona provided some much needed relief to the state after struggling with a lack of moisture and severe drought conditions over the last couple of years. Even with all of our rain and snowfall, wildland fire forecasters still predict some higher fire activity in parts of the state. On Monday, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management Officer... 

Indian Meadows Fire Evacuation Warning Lifted

Valle AZ wild fire brought under control and evacuation lifted Sedona AZ (April 23, 2018)  – Due to a quickly spreading wild fire earlier today, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation and pre-evacuation warnings for the Woodland Ranch area near Valle, Arizona. As of 7:30 p.m., the evacuation for the Indian Meadows Fire/Lateral Fire wild fire will be lifted by the Coconino County... 

Indian Meadows Fire Evacuation Warning

Valle AZ (April 23, 2018) – At approximately 2:00 p.m. today, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation warnings for the Woodland Ranch area, near Valle, due to a wild fire. The Coconino County Sheriff Office deputies responded to the Woodlands Ranch Road area after receiving a wild land fire call. A Code Red evacuation warning has been issued for one mile radius of the Woodland Ranch... 

SFD is Ready Set Go for 2018 fire season

Sedona AZ (March 28, 2018) – Spring is here, summer is not far away, and Arizona is preparing for a challenging fire season because of a winter with very little rain. State and national fire experts say winds, prolonged drought and high temperatures have combined to make Arizona’s forests and desert areas extremely dry this year. Long term drought, changing fuel conditions and the resulting... 

Bellemont AZ Fire Burning Inside Camp Navajo

Sedona AZ (February 6, 2018) – Camp Navajo Fire Department is responding to a fire that was initiated in the southwest corner of Camp Navajo near Volunteer Canyon. The Gate 13 Fire started February 6 during demolition operations and is approximately 830 acres, in an area that precludes active fire suppression and remains within the established containment lines. Camp Navajo Fire Department and... 

Feds Help State Pay for Resources on Lizard Fire

Sedona AZ  (June 14, 2017) – It’s wildfire season and everyday fire crews are called to a new start somewhere throughout the state. Regardless of size, the amount it costs to fight these fires adds up. Arizona has already incurred a multi-million-dollar tab to battle wildfires this year and the cost to suppress the Lizard Fire is adding to that bill. To help ease some of the burden, the Department... 

Arizona wildfire burns over three thousand acres

Sedona AZ (June 11, 2017) – The Bowie Fire, about 13 miles southeast of Bowie, Arizona, which started on June 7, 2017, was caused by lightning. Brush, tall grass and rugged terrain provided quick fuel and, to-date, with 90% containment, the Southwest Area Incident Management Team reports over 3,036 acres burned. As of this morning, the evacuation of Diamond Mountain retreat off Old Fort Bowie... 
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