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Wildfire Update – Rock Butte Fires & Rafael Fire

The six fires being managed by the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management team are the following [from north to south – all acreages are approximate and current as of 6/20, 2000]: Rock Butte Fires:  Red Hat Fire – 75 acres   Limestone Fire – 43 acres  Spring Fire – 425 acres  Rock Butte

Wildfires

Hot, dry forecast offers little hope for relief as wildfires rage

A half-dozen wildfires were burning close to 140,000 acres across Arizona Tuesday and growing, as heat, wind and drought conditions complicated firefighting efforts, officials said. The largest of the blazes, the Telegraph Fire near Superior, grew by 11,000 acres between Monday and Tuesday morning to more than 71,000 acres, and led to additional evacuation orders

Wildfires

Telegraph and Mescal Fires in Southern Arizona

Telegraph Fire   Current information as of 6/7/2021, 9:07:23 PM Incident Type:  Wildfire Cause:  Human-under Investigation Date of Origin: Friday June 04th, 2021 approx. 01:30 PM Location:  Less than 1 mile from Top-of-the-World, Arizona Total Personnel : 297 Size: 61,211 Acres Estimated Containment Date:  Sunday June 20th, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM Fuels Involved: Short Grass

Social Science

To stay or to go: NAU forestry professor receives grant to investigate human decision-making to better inform wildfire evacuation

Catrin Edgeley, assistant professor of Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry has received a $400,000 grant as part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s (NCAR) Early Career Faculty Innovator Program to investigate how people view wildfires and make decisions about whether to evacuate. The grant, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, will allow Edgeley to work

Fires

Bagdad evacuated due to Spur Fire (Updated this morning)

UPDATE: As of Friday morning (5/28) the Spur Fire is 25% contained. Containment lines held overnight, but the residents remain evacuated. 25 buildings have burned, 20 of these were homes. ****** The town of Bagdad, Arizona, was evacuated Thursday afternoon as the Spur Fire started burning on the north side of town. Over 150 acres

Wildfires

Significant containment achieved in Tussock Fire – Evacuations Lifted

Acres: 5517 Percent Containment: 71% Date/Time Detected: May 8, 2021. 2:15 PM Structures burned: 0 Number of Resources: 477 Cause: Human-under investigation Origin/Location: 7 miles southwest of Crown King. FIRE OPERATIONS Firefighters made significant strides Thursday around most of the Tussock Fire, now at 71% containment. Despite it being the hottest day with little humidity and more winds, all containment lines held well. Pockets of light fuel are burning within the fire’s perimeter producing some

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