Slide Fire Update 5/31 – 90% contained, cost: $9.3m

Homeowners show their support for all the effort of Fire Crews. (Credit Coconino National Forest)

Homeowners show their support for all the effort of Fire Crews.
(Credit Coconino National Forest)

Incident: Slide Fire Wildfire
Released: 4 hrs. ago

Size: 21,227 acres

Containment: 90 Percent

Date Reported: Tuesday, May 20 at approximately 4 p.m.

Cause: Human caused, under investigation.

Current Resources: Approximately 200 personnel.

Cost: 9.3 million dollars.

Today: Due to the high containment and low threat of growth, Slide Fire Management will transition from Tony Sciacca’s Southwest Incident Management Type I Team to a local Type III Organization under the Command of ICT#, Preston Mercer. The Type III Team will take Command of the Fire at 5:00 pm today, 5/31/14.

Crews on all areas of the fire perimeter will continue chipping, patrol, and rehabilitation efforts. Internal areas of yet unburned fuel may continue to smolder, producing light smoke.

Yesterday: Crews worked along Highway 89A to chip woody material for removal and patrolled containment lines.

Forest Restrictions & Closures: The Coconino and Kaibab National Forests continue Stage II fire restrictions that went into effective Friday (5/30) at 8 a.m., for additional information please visit Arizona Fire Restrictions http://firerestrictions.us/az/. The Coconino National Forest has issued an emergency closure on all National Forest System lands within the area of the Slide Fire on the Coconino National Forest, in Coconino and Yavapai Counties. To view the Order and map of the fire closure area, visit: http://tinyurl.com/mzja5rd

Closed Roads: Highway 89A will remain closed from the Pine Flats campground north to the entrance of the overlook at the switchbacks. The overlook will be open to the public.

Air Quality: For information on air quality, please visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality website at: http://www.phoenixvis.net/PPMmain.aspx

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