Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon – Information and Link

Please click on the link below for information regarding the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon. This fire is north of Slide Rock and Highway 89A was closed at approximately 4:15 PM.

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/3874/21917/

The Slide Fire, reported just before 4 p.m. yesterday (5/20/14), is currently estimated to be 400-450 acres, located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, up the canyon. We were just informed that Forest Service Road 152 (Devil’s Bridge, Vultee Arch road) is now closed.

A Type I Incident Management Team has been ordered and is expected to arrive at approximately 3:00 p.m. today.

Information will be updated at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/3/.  Please select Slide Fire to view information.

Containment: 0%

Location: Originated just north of Slide Rock State Park, approximately 4 to 5 miles north of Sedona.

Cause: Human caused, under investigation

Current Resources: Approximately 200 personnel including five hotshot crews, three helicopters, one air attack, 10 engines, two water tenders, Sedona Fire, a fuels crew and two dozers.

Ordered Resources: One Type 1 Incident Management Team, one air tanker en route, 15 hotshot crews, 10 Initial Attack crews, 40 engines and additional overhead personnel.

Closures: State Route 89A from Sedona to Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff. Forest Road 152 (Devil’s Bridge, Vultee Arch road) in Sedona. Forest Road 535 off State Route 89A.  Power has been shut off by APS from Slide Rock, north through the canyon.

Evacuations: An approximate 2 to 3-mile stretch of area from Slide Rock State Park north toward the Sterling Springs Hatchery has been evacuated, as well as the East Pocket Forest Service Lookout Tower. Evacuees are being relocated to Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff.

Structures Threatened:  Approximately 100 structures are currently threatened north of Slide Rock State Park, which include private homes as well vacation resort cabins and a Forest Service Lookout tower.

For more on Arizona highway conditions visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1. Updates are also available on the ADOT Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT) and on Facebook.

Point of Contact for Media inquiries: Bill Morse 928-699-4497.

ADOT updates can be found here.

 

 

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Update: Cancellation of Emergency Warning Siren Testing

Due to the Slide Fire, and for obvious reasons, the emergency siren testing previously scheduled for tomorrow (5/22/14) at 10:00 AM is cancelled. The sirens functioned appropriately yesterday when they were used in an actual emergency.

Sedona Fire District will test the emergency warning sirens in Uptown Sedona and in Oak Creek Canyon on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 10:00 AM. For more information about the sirens and the “Code Red” notification system, please read the Press Release below.

 

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Press Release: 2014 SFD Fire Board Election

Attached is a Press Release announcing the 2014 Fire Board election.

Press Release 2014 – Fire Board General Election

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Press Release: Yard Cleanup Event 2014

Attached below is the Press Release with details of this year’s cleanup event – bring your yard debris to Station No. 4 in Uptown on May 16, 17, or 18, 2014.

Press Release-Cleanup 2014

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Press Release: West Sedona School Bike Rodeo 2014

Sedona Fire District will help the students of West Sedona School with bicycle safety on Friday, May 2, 2014. Please see the attached Press Release for details.

Bike Rodeo WSS 2014 Pre-Event

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Your Invitation to our New Station Dedication Ceremony

Please see the attached Press Release regarding our Fire Station No. 6 Dedication Ceremony this Saturday, April 26th beginning with a pancake breakfast from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and the ceremony to immediately follow. An Open House of the station will be held from 11:30 to 1:00 PM.

We hope to see you there!

04-21-2014 Station No 6 Dedication Announcement

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Communications Specialist Trainee Eligibility List

SFD is seeking applicants for anticipated openings in our 9-1-1 Regional
Communications Center. Located in northern Arizona’s gorgeous red rock country,
SFD provides 9-1-1 and dispatch services to 11 fire and medical agencies
covering 2000 square miles in mostly rural areas. The work is interesting and
challenging, plus it provides a valuable public safety service to the community.
The staff of the Sedona Fire Regional Communications Center are the first First
Responders.

http://www.sedonafire.org/who_jobs.php

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Press Release-Wildfire Awareness Week 2014

Attached below is the latest Press Release from SFD Fire Marshal Gary Johnson.

Press Release-Wildfire Awareness Week 2014

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Press Release-Spring Burn Permits for 2014

Attached below is the most recent Press Release from Fire Marshal Gary Johnson.

Press Release-Burn Permits Spring 2014

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Press Release: Vehicle Fire and Structure Fire

Attached below is a Press Release from Sedona Fire District Fire Marshal Gary Johnson regarding two recent fire incidents. Pictures are also attached below.

Vehicle and structure fires 3-2013

Vehicle Fire

House Fire in VOC

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