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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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7 aircraft battle 1,000-acre Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon

More than 200 firefighters from numerous agencies are battling the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon.

Fire crews began evacuations Tuesday evening. Evacuations are along approximately a 2-mile stretch of area from Slide Rock State Park north toward Junipine, as well as the East Pocket…

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The Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedona-Verde Valley is looking to increase its presence in Sedona, Cottonwood and Camp Verde, with the organization seeking new volunteers to not just be Big Brothers or Sisters to children, but to help out at events and within the organization itself.…

Wise teaches printmaking art

Artist Maleita Wise visited Sedona Charter School on Friday, May 16, to work with seventh-grade students on stamps and printmaking.

Wise showed the students that even rubber erasers can be carved to create patterns that reproduce with ink on paper,…

Oak Creek Canyon evacuated north of Slide Rock due to fire

Oak Creek Canyon is closed near Slide Rock State Park due to a working 450-acre wildfire which is rapidly growing.

Fire crews began evacuations in the early evening. Evacuations are along approximately a 2-mile stretch of area from Slide Rock State Park north toward Junipine, as well as the East Pocket Forest Service Lookout Tower. Evacuees north of the wildfire are being relocated to Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff.

Structures threatened include approximately 100 structures north of Slide Rock State Park, which include private homes as well vacation resort cabins and a Forest Service Lookout tower.
Emergency responders are turning back civilian vehicles at the entrance to the canyon near the Sedona Arts Center.

The Slide Fire is currently moving to the north, according to fire officials. On the west side the fire is held up without much spread. Fire activity is slowing toward the north and now concentrating on moving up the steep canyon walls. Resources are stationed above and below the fire. Smoke is heavy through Oak Creek Canyon and also visible from the Flagstaff area and will drift to the north; expect smoke to be noticeable along I-17 and in Flagstaff.

Resources responding or on scene include Sedona Fire District, 2 Hotshot crews, 1 heavy helicopter, 1 light helicopter, 1 air attack aircraft, 4 engines and at least three water tenders. Currently there are approximately 100 to 120 personnel working the fire.…

Fire forces Oak Creek Canyon evacuation north of Slide Rock

Oak Creek Canyon is closed near Slide Rock State Park due to a working 450-acre wildfire which is rapidly growing.

Fire crews began evacuations in the early evening. Evacuations are along approximately a 2-mile stretch of area from Slide Rock State Park north toward Junipine, as well as the East Pocket Forest Service Lookout Tower. Evacuees north of the wildfire are being relocated to Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff.

Structures threatened include approximately 100 structures north of Slide Rock State Park, which include private homes as well vacation resort cabins and a Forest Service Lookout tower.

Emergency responders are turning back civilian vehicles at the entrance to the canyon near the Sedona Arts Center.

The Slide Fire is currently moving to the north, according to fire officials. On the west side the fire is held up without much spread. Fire activity is slowing toward the north and now concentrating on moving up the steep canyon walls. Resources are stationed above and below the fire. Smoke is heavy through Oak Creek Canyon and also visible from the Flagstaff area and will drift to the north; expect smoke to be noticeable along I-17 and in Flagstaff.

Resources responding or on scene include Sedona Fire District, 2 Hotshot crews, 1 heavy helicopter, 1 light helicopter, 1 air attack aircraft, 4 engines and at least three water tenders. Currently there are approximately 100 to 120 personnel working the fire.…

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