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10,609-acre Slide Fire north of Sedona expands west

The Slide Fire is approximately 10,609 acres.

The weather conditions in the area of the Slide Fire remained fairly stagnant this morning. The failure of the air inversion to lift has grounded observation aircraft and prohibited the use of helicopters for aerial ignition. Line crews…

Slide Fire north of Sedona spreads to 10,609 acres

Slide Fire has spread to 10,609 acres. Fire officials said at a public meeting yesterday at the Sedona Performing Arts Center that the fire could reach 20,000 acres.

On the line: Approximately 975 personnel including 36 crews, 46 engines, three air tankers, nine helicopters, two air attack planes and other resources.…

Smoke causes poor air quality


As of 3 a.m. Friday, May 23, Sedona has experienced "Very Unhealthy" air quality. For more information on air quality go to
Anyone who can see, taste or smell smoke should limit outdoor activity. People with heart disease, lung disease or asthma should avoid the outdoors entirely, as should children and the elderly. …
Fire officials hold public meeting at 4 p.m. at Sedona SPAC


The city of Sedona, Sedona Fire District, and the U.S. Forest Service will host a public meeting today, Friday, May 23, at 4 p.m., at the Sedona Red Rock High School's Sedona Performing Art Center located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.…

Early morning aerial photo of the Slide Fire

This morning, pilot Ted Grussing of the Village of Oak Creek took Larson Newspapers photojournalist Jordan Reece into the air for aerial photos of the Slide Fire.

For full coverage, photos of the fire, including exclusive photos from the Incident Command center at Slide Rock…

Update: Sedona's Slide Fire now 4,830 acres, 0% contained

The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, up the canyon into places such as West Fork and Harding Point.…

Progression map of the 4,500-acre Slide Fire

Slide Fire Progression Map, released by the USFS Incident Command.

The fire has burned a reported 4,500 acres on the west side of Oak Creek Canyon from north of Slide Rock State Park to the switchbacks.

Approximately 300 structures are threatened at this time north…


Sedona Fire District has cancelled the Oak Creek Canyon test originally scheduled.

Due to the Slide Fire, and for obvious reasons, the emergency siren testing previously scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, May 22, at 10 a.m. is cancelled, SFD stated.

The sirens functioned appropriately yesterday when they were used in an actual emergency, according to SFD.


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