#SlideFire Grows to 4,500 Acres

Tom White | Slide Fire

Tom White | Slide Fire

As of late this afternoon, it’s estimated that the Slide Fire near Sedona has consumed some 4,500 acres and is zero percent contained.

Below, is additional information about the fire from the Incident Information System:

Cause:
The fire is likely human-caused and is under investigation.

Current resources: There are approximately 200 personnel, including five hotshot crews, three air tankers, three helicopters, one air attack, 10 engines, two water tenders, Sedona Fire, a fuels crew and two dozers. Ordered resources include one Type 1 Incident Management Team, 15 hotshot crews, 10 Initial Attack crews, 40 engines, one light helicopter and additional overhead personnel.

Here is a list of road closures in the area:

• State Route 89A from Sedona to Fort Tuthill Road in Flagstaff

• Forest Road 535 at SR 89A

• Forest Road 533 at SR 89A

• Forest Road 231 at Rogers Lake

• Forest roads 527 and 530 (west side; Volunteer Canyon area)

• Casner Mountain is closed to all vehicles

16 Comments

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16 responses to “#SlideFire Grows to 4,500 Acres

  1. Is this in Oak Creek Canyon???? by Slide Rock? That’s terrible!!!!

  2. porterlager

    Is the 4,500 figure a typo? I’ve heard it is closer to 1,500 acres. Can this be confirmed either way?

    • Lisa

      4500 is a confirmed number. The fire has spread all the way to the top of Oak Creek Canyon, reached the mouth of Pumphouse Wash and there was a jumper @ West Fork also, which has become a new “front” line.

    • Shelli Liddell

      It’s actually up to 4,800 now…I live here its nuts…so sad…

  3. Pat Shaw

    Is this getting close to West Fork Creek Hiking Trail?
    Please tell me its not :-(

  4. Lisa

    for up to date information, visit Coconino.az.gov and follow the links.

  5. ROLAND ,

    EVEN THOUGH I,M FROM TEXAS ….. ARIZONA IS MY TRAVEL DESTINATION …. AND SECOND FAVORITE STATE …. I AM VERY SAD OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THERE ,

  6. ROLAND ,

    EVEN THOUGH I,M FROM TEXAS …. ARIZONA IS MY TRAVEL DESTINATION …. AND SECOND FAVORITE STATE …. I AM VERY SAD OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THERE ,

  7. Nancy Parry

    This is so sad. So much beauty has been destroyed already. I continue praying for all impacted directly or indirectly.

  8. Patty reyes

    It is sad to think a human started this fire even if it was an accident…. So beautiful in Sedona.

  9. Amanda Leppin

    Ya’ll R N my prayers and loveyou

  10. Rumor has it that this fire too, is human caused. What is WRONG with people??

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