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Breaking News: Four Missing After ATV Crash Starts Wildfire

Sedona AZ (September 16, 2018) – On September 15, 2018, at 4:19 in the evening, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a request for help from the United States Forest Service to assist with a wildfire along Forest Service Road 300 at Mile Post 10. CCSO deputies responded from Flagstaff and the Blue Ridge Substation. While traveling to the scene, deputies learned it was believed... 

SOAZ and Coconino County Begin Stage II Fire Restrictions

Sedona AZ (April 30, 2018) – Come Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions across all Southern Arizona state owned and managed lands. Restrictions will impact Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties. On Friday, May 4, 2018, DFFM will place Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon, in Stage... 

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... 

Another Sedona Smoky Sky

Photo courtesy of Sedona Fire District. Sedona AZ (September 18, 2016) – Today as you were out and about Sedona, you may have seen and or smelled smoke in the air. The Sedona Fire District has issued a notice that two lightning-caused managed fires burning in surrounding areas are affecting local air quality. The SedonaEye.com interviewed several Fay Canyon hikers who had returned to their trailhead... 

Firewise 2015

Sedona AZ (March 30, 2015) – The Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management team, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, federal, state, local, and tribal partners are strongly recommending that all residents prepare for the 2015 fire season by participating in the Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29th – April 4th, 2015. The 2015 theme is Where We Live, How We Live, Living with... 

Oak Creek Canyon Wildfire Causes Mandatory Evacuation

Sedona AZ (June 16, 2014) – A wild land fire in Oak Creek Canyon has resulted in the partial closure of Arizona State Route 89A. The Junipine Lodge and the residential neighborhood in the immediate area of the lodge have been placed under a mandatory evacuation order. Residents located in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Junipine to the bottom of the switchbacks, have been given a pre-evacuation notification... 

Sedona Fire District Increases Fire Restrictions

Be Fire Wise! All spring burn permits are cancelled.Sedona AZ (May 30, 2014) – As fire danger increases, the Sedona Arizona Fire District, in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies, will increase fire restrictions effective as of Friday, May 30, 2014, at 8:00 in the morning. All open burn permits have been cancelled. These restrictions include all open burning. Fireworks, other... 

Fire Management Team Offers Slide Fire Perspective

Sedona AZ Slide Fire…Some people are?Sedona AZ (May 28, 2014) – The following is from the Slide Fire (Sedona, Arizona) Southwest Incident Management Team: Greetings readers, We’re posting to provide some insight from the Incident Management Team’s perspective. It’s unfortunate that even though camping and fires are ALWAYS banned in Oak Creek Canyon (outside of the developed recreation... 

Definition of Wild Fire Containment

Fire Rescue helicopterSedona AZ (May 28, 2014) – We hear it all the time when talking wildfires. “The Slide Fire 35% contained,” or “the Brins Fire is now 100% contained,” etc. But what does that mean? How is it measured? First, you have to understand fire control lines, which is “an inclusive term for all constructed or natural barriers and treated fire edges used... 

AZ Fire Restrictions Effective Memorial Weekend

Sedona AZ (May 23, 2014) – To reduce the looming threat of summer wildfires following one of Arizona’s driest winters on record, officials have announced fire restrictions for many locations throughout Arizona. The restrictions take effect just as the busy Memorial Day weekend begins on Friday, May 23. Fire danger conditions, local closures and restrictions are subject to change. Many of the... 
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