Gilbert's Emergency Management program is responsible to reduce our vulnerabilities to hazards and build an efficient capacity to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from large scale emergencies and disasters; for the purpose of saving lives and preventing property damage. We utilize a whole community approach and seek to promote a safer less vulnerable community.
- Aliso Fire Burning in Steep, Rocky Terrain of the Coronado National Forest05/22/2015 7:03 PM
The Aliso Fire is located in the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The fire is approximately 40 percent contained and estimated to be 130 acres.
- Oak Tree Fire Nears Containment; Drivers Urged to Slow Down in the Area05/22/2015 6:20 PM
The Oak Tree Fire is located 10 miles north of Sonoita in the Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The fire is estimated to be 2,023 acres and approximately 90 percent contained. No structures are currently threatened. No evacuations are in effect. Due to burnout operations, the closest structures are approximately 3 miles to the northeast of the fire.
- Fire Officials Stop Forward Rate of Progress on the Valley Fire05/22/2015 5:41 PM
The Valley Fire is burning in Round Valley, 20 miles northeast of Phoenix on State Route 87. The forward rate of progress on the fire has stopped.
Date reported: May 22, 2015 11:34am
1 – 20 person Hotshot Crew
Cause: Human caused – under investigation
1 Air attack
1 retardant drop
Size: 11 acres
- Oak Tree Fire Remains 50% Contained, Exhibiting "Low Growth Potential"05/22/2015 10:40 AM
The Oak Tree Fire is burning in grass, oak, pinyon pine and juniper along State Highway 83 about 10 miles north of Sonoita, Arizona.
The estimated size is 2,023 acres based on better mapping (1,715 acres Coronado National Forest, 305 acres state, 3 acres private, 1/10 acre Bureau of Land Management). At this time the fire is 50 percent contained. Growth potential is currently low.
- Aliso Fire Burning in Redington Pass05/22/2015 9:08 AM
The Aliso Fire was reported May 21 at approximately 5:50 p.m.
The fire is in a remote location burning in steep rugged terrain.
Air Attack flew over the fire for an initial assessment and fire managers conducted aerial reconnaissance by helicopter yesterday afternoon. Firefighters continue to monitor the fire.
Firefighters plan to fly the fire this morning to conduct a size-up and determine the best response. Current resources include two handcrews, misc. overhead, and air attack.
Aliso Fire summary:
- Oak Tree Fire Update; Estimated at 50 percent contained05/21/2015 6:58 PM
The Oak Tree Fire is burning in grass, oak, pinyon pine and juniper along State Highway 83 about 10 miles north of Sonoita, Arizona. The estimated size is 2,023 acres based on better mapping (1,715 acres Coronado National Forest, 305 acres state, 3 acres private, 1/10 acre Bureau of Land Management).
At this time the fire is 50% contained. Growth potential is currently low.
- Oak Tree Fire Continue; Increased Wind Expected this Afternoon05/21/2015 11:45 AM
The Oak Tree Fire is burning in grass, oak, pinyon pine and juniper along State Highway 83 about 10 miles north of Sonoita, Arizona. The estimated size is 2,000 acres. It is burning on the Coronado National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, state, and private land. At this time the fire is 20% contained. Growth potential is moderate.
- Oak Fire Burning in Sierra Vista Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest05/20/2015 6:17 PM
The Oak Tree Fire is burning approximately 10 miles north of Sonoita, AZ in the Sierra Vista Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest The fire is approximately 500 acres and zero percent contained. One structure has the potential to be threatened if the fire continues to grow. It is currently approximately 5 miles away.
Start Date: May 20, 2015, reported at approximately 1:15 p.m.
Size: approximately 500 acres
Cause: human caused, under investigation
Vegetation: grass and brush
- Long and Mead Ranch Areas Slated for Prescribed Fire Treatment05/18/2015 7:42 PM
Recent rains have provided an excellent opportunity for Tonto National Forest fire specialists to eliminate 260 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Long and Mead Ranch areas beginning Tuesday, May 19 thru
May 20, 2015. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell moderate amounts of smoke during each day of the two-day operation. To minimize the impact of smoke, fire managers will terminate ignitions each day by 3 pm., however, smoke may linger in the area through Friday, May 22, 2015.
- Kaibab Urges Campfire Safety this Memorial Day Weekend05/18/2015 11:41 AM
Kaibab National Forest managers urge the public to use extreme caution with campfires and any recreational activity that could potentially cause a wildfire.
As spring moves into summer, visitation to Kaibab National Forest is expected to increase. The Memorial Day weekend has historically marked the beginning of that transition, with campers and other visitors looking to enjoy the unique recreational opportunities the forest has to offer.