The Slide Fire near Sedona continues to burn and has so far decimated 4,830 acres of forest, according to the latest report from the Incident Information System. As of this morning, the fire remained at zero containment. Some 3,200 residents are preparing to evacuate, and we’re seeing reports that smoke from the fire is impacting air quality. There are 840 personnel working to contain the fire. Let’s keep those brave folks in our thoughts as they fight this devastating blaze.
There are several other fires actively burning in the state, including the Barlow Fire (1,163 acres), the Badger Fire (487 acres), the Skunk Fire (31,167 acres) and the Research Fire (816 acres). And according to news reports, crews also are working to contain the Woods Canyon Fire, which broke out near Payson on Wednesday.