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.
- Mt Emma Fire Activity Moderated due to Moisture07/02/2015 12:22 PM
Interagency firefighting efforts continue on the Mt. Emma Fire. The lightning-caused fire located 75 miles southeast of St. George, Utah is approximately 3,950 acres.
The fire has received some moisture and has benefited from the increased humidity. This has moderated fire activity and less smoke is visible in the area as a result.
- Jar Complex on Tusayan District continues growing, benefiting forest07/02/2015 11:47 AM
The Jar Complex fires continued growing yesterday on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest, providing ecological and other resource and community protection benefits.
- Alder Fire Successfully Reducing Fuel Loads07/02/2015 10:38 AM
The lightning-caused Alder Fire continued to burn yesterday and meet objectives of reducing fuel loads. Fire managers successfully redirected areas of the fire to protect sensitive species and the fire is expected to burn out an additional 558 acres today with the goal that burning operations will be completed by the end of today’s shift. The fire will be monitored through the weekend and if it remains contained, this fire operation will be considered completed.
Alder Fire Info:
- Turkey Fire Crews Continue Burnouts 07/02/2015 10:30 AM
Fire Managers continue to meet their objectives as the lightning-caused Turkey Fire continues to burn an abundance of fine fuels across the forest floor. Yesterday areas of the fire received light moisture for a short duration. No firefighter injuries have been reported on this fire and no structures are threatened.
- Grassland Burning on the Verde Ranger District07/01/2015 4:37 PM
Fire managers on the Verde Ranger district held two prescribed burns to remove some of the excess grassland in the area.
Flats Pasture RX – Fire managers treated approximately 2,500 acres of grassland west of Interstate 17 and north of Highway 169; at the junction of I-17 and HWY 169 (T13N, R3E, Sec 11).
- Jar Complex Fires Being Managed for Resource Benefit07/01/2015 11:07 AM
The Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest is managing the Jar Complex fires in order to improve forest health and meet other natural resource objectives.
- Adler Fire Meeting Management Objectives07/01/2015 11:04 AM
The lighting-caused Alder Fire continues to burn in the management area and to meet objectives of reducing fuel loads by burning an additional 600 acres.
Fire managers are working with wildlife biologists to protect sensitive species by redirecting areas of the fire. Additional burnout operations were successful and the fire line to the north is still holding. Yesterday some areas of the fire received precipitation. Management of the fire will continue as long as conditions meet fire managers’ objectives.
Alder Fire summary:
- Turkey Fire Burning along Forest Floor near Turkey Mountain07/01/2015 9:43 AM
The lightning-caused Turkey Fire continues to burn across the forest floor reducing fuel accumulations and promoting forest health. It is burning east and south of Turkey Mountain. Crews continue to prep along roads around the planning area.
Last night some areas of the fire received moderate moisture for a short duration. Management of the fire will continue as long as conditions meet fire managers’ objectives.
The fire crews will conduct burnouts where necessary as the fire moves east of Turkey Mountain.
- Lightning-Caused Fires Igniting on Arizona Strip06/30/2015 4:14 PM
- Williams Ranger District Considers Managing Two Fires for Resource Benefit 06/30/2015 3:10 PM
The Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest is considering managing two lightning-caused fires to benefit forest resources. Both fires are producing smoke that is visible from nearby communities and highways.
The 1-acre Smith Fire is located by Smith Tank just north of the City of Williams and Interstate 40. The Key Hole Fire has grown to six-tenths of an acre in size and is located just north of Key Hole Sink near Duck Lake.