Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Slide Fire at 7,500 acres, 5% contained

A helicopter works in steep terrain on the Slide Fire ]

The Slide Fire, reported just before 4 pm May 20, is burning in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park. 

Highway 89A from Sedona to Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff. Forest Road 535 off Highway 89A. Power has been shut off by APS from Slide Rock, north through the canyon. 

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. 

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Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday May 20th, 2014 approx. 04:00 PM
LocationOak Creek Canyon, south of Flagstaff

Current Situation

Total Personnel1,000
Size7,500 acres
Fuels InvolvedTimber, past fuel treatments in area
Significant EventsApproximately 100 structures are threatened at this time north of Slide Rock State Park.


Planned ActionsSuppression, resource protection
Terrain DifficultySteep slopes, canyon, very difficult terrain
RemarksFire is well established in upper end of Sterling Canyon. Crews are looking to hold the fire on FSR 535. Firefighters are putting a contingency line south of Kachina and Forest Highlands

Current Weather

Wind Conditions32 mph SE
Temperature63 degrees

Unit Information

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Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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