Slide Fire Update 06.03.14
Incident: Slide Fire Wildfire
Size: 21,227 acres
Containment: 92 Percent
Date Reported: Tuesday, May 20 at approximately 4 p.m.
Cause: Human caused, under investigation.
Current Resources: Approximately 145 personnel.
Cost: 9.9 million dollars.
Yesterday: Within the controlled fire perimeter, areas of unburned fuel produced a small flare up in the afternoon in the Howard Pocket area. The flair up was far within the interior of fire containment lines. No new fire spread is expected outside the existing fire perimeter.
Today: Crews will continue to monitor the area throughout the day and additional helicopter work may be necessary. Other internal areas of unburned fuel may continue to smolder, producing light smoke. Crews on all areas of the fire perimeter will continue rehabilitation efforts.
Additionally, the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team continued work to address emergency situations resulting from the wildfire such as the potential for increased flooding and mud and/or debris flows. For more information on BAER please visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3884/
Forest Closure: Many areas within Oak Creek Canyon remain closed to the public. The Coconino National Forest has issued an emergency closure on all National Forest System lands within the area of the Slide Fire on the Coconino National Forest, in Coconino and Yavapai Counties. To view the Order and map of the fire closure area, visit: http://tinyurl.com/mzja5rd
Forest Restrictions: The Coconino and Kaibab National Forests continue Stage II fire restrictions that went into effective Friday (5/30) at 8 a.m., for additional information please visit Arizona Fire Restrictions http://firerestrictions.us/az/.
Closed Roads: Highway 89A will remain closed from the Pine Flats campground north to the entrance of the overlook at the switchbacks. The ‘overlook’ is open to the public.
Air Quality: For information on air quality, please visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality website at: http://www.phoenixvis.net/PPMmain.aspx