Today: Apr 08 , 2020

Thursday Morning Slide Fire Update

22 May 2014  

Tony Sciacca's Type 1 Incident Command Team has been assigned to the Slide Fire. 

Sciacca said in a press conference this morning that his team took command last night, and that he expects about 750 personnel on scene.

Over 4800 acres have burned as of this morning's press conference. 


  • Garland's Oak Creek Lodge was saved due to smart defensible space measures
  • The fire has not crossed 89A or Forest Road 535 yet
  • They are hoping for winds to decrease by about 5 MPH and humidity to rise slightly
  • There might be a few thunderstorms this evening
  • 300 structures are still at risk
  • Kachina Village and Forest Highlands are still on pre-evacuation standby notice
  • There is a Facebook page set up, as well as a Flickr page


Sciacca noted that yesterday there were still big plumes of smoke, but now the fire seems to be laying low. The winds died down quite a bit overnight, which helped considerably. However, everyone stressed, "We're not out of the woods yet."