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Viewpoint Fire Containment Progress

Sedona AZ (May 12, 2018) – Firefighters are making excellent progress on the Viewpoint Fire and have the blaze eighty percent contained, say authorities. Roughly one hundred and forty firefighters remain assigned to Viewpoint. Over the next few days, firefighters will monitor the fire’s perimeter to ensure stability under the windy conditions. They will also patrol for hot spots and continue... 

Arizona Fires Tap Red Cross Resources

Sedona AZ (May 12, 2018) – It was a very busy night for the Arizona American Red Cross yesterday. Three teams were dispatched to multiple fires. In Casa Grande, the American Red Cross Pinal County Disaster Action Team led by Captain Jim Porter assisted three adults displaced by a mobile home fire which also damaged a fifth-wheeler trailer parked behind the home. Red Cross assistance included... 

Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Central and Western Arizona

Interactive Map showing Agency management boundaries:  Click here Sedona AZ (April 19, 2018) – Beginning April 20, 2018, campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented on state lands and federally managed public lands in central and western Arizona which includes Yavapai, Maricopa, La Paz Yuma, Mohave and Gila counties, as well as portions of Pinal county. Restrictions will be in effect... 

Fire Danger Levels Rise in Sedona Fire District

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2017) – Earlier this week, Coconino National Forest managers increased the fire danger rating from moderate to high. “Due to the decrease in fuel moistures and lack of rain in the forecast, forest managers have made the decision to elevate fire danger levels to high,” explained Jon Davis, Sedona Fire District Fire Marshal. “Fire conditions will likely remain elevated... 

Our Sedona Fire District is a Safer Sedona

Sedona AZ (September 5, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Wendy Tanzer Sedona AZ Perspective and Opinion   Several years ago, a group of people, not unlike those posting intentionally misleading statements on this very site today, decided the Sedona Fire District was being dangerously mismanaged, spending was out of control, and the fire chief was inept at... 

Arizona Red Cross Helps Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

Sedona AZ (August 24, 2017) — The Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso Region of the American Red Cross is mobilizing staff and volunteers in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey. Initially, eight people, including the Regional CEO, Kurt Kroemer and all regional “ERV’s”, Emergency Response Vehicles, will deploy to Texas where help will be provided in preparation of the hurricane, as well as assistance... 

Flake Helps Firefighters Secure Exemption from Federal Hiring Freeze

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Sedona AZ (February 7, 2017) – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after receiving assurances from the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seasonal firefighters will be exempt from the federal hiring freeze: “Securing this commitment to exempt... 

Sedona Area Wildfire Doesn’t Threaten City

Sedona AZ (July 24, 2016) – Smoke visible across much of the Verde Valley and AZ I-17 from a Munds Mountain wilderness fire east of Sedona has burned over 200 acres but is not impacting Sedona residents or tourists except to increase travel delays on its arterial road system. A Grand Canyon wildfire began after a June 29 lightning strike and was allowed to burn by the National Park Service for... 

Prescott National Forest Plans Gray Wolf Prescribed Burn

Prescott, AZ (July 4, 2016) – The Prescott National Forest is planning to conduct the Gray Wolf prescribed fire in the area south of AZ Highway 169 and west of AZ Interstate 17 the week of July 5 – July 11  (T13,  R3,  S17). This project will only be implemented if anticipated and needed conditions exist as well as if adequate resources remain available. The Forest recognizes that there... 

Doney Park Neighborhood Watch

Sedona AZ (April 25, 2014) –  Coconino County Arizona Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jim Driscoll and District 4 Supervisor Mandy Metzger would like to invite residents of the Doney Park community to attend the monthly Neighborhood Watch meeting on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Summit Fire District Station 32 and Administrative Offices, 8905 Koch... 
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