Wildfires Burn Near Sunset Point & Slide Rock

Did you know that there have been 488 wildfires this year alone and 476 of those were human caused? These are scary numbers, especially give how dry our state is. And right now, there are at least two wildfires burning. Crews are already at the scene of the Badger Fire near Sunset Point (#badgerfire), and the Slide Fire (#slidefire) north of Sedona. Evacuations are in progress for folks living near Oak Creek Canyon and there are reports that this fire may spread fast due to high winds. 

It’s incredibly dry out there and we beg each and everyone of you to please be very careful this summer. Obey all fire restrictions and report any suspicious activities.

For fire restriction information on specific lands, call 1-877-864-6985 or visit http://firerestrictions.us/az 

 

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6 responses to “Wildfires Burn Near Sunset Point & Slide Rock

  1. Nick Fusco

    breaks my heart ,was just there ,incredible beauty ! when anything happens to my beloved Arizona … it hurts me… I bleed inside ,I pray the damage is not to extensive!

  2. Patrick B Gawne

    488 wildfires where? Just in AZ or the western US, the whole US, North America or worldwide?

  3. Concerned Fellow Ranger

    Stay safe Slide Rock! Thinking of my friends in my ol’ stomping grounds. This area is one of the most beautiful areas in AZ with some of the most beautiful people to meet! So many important and historic natural resources at stake. Be safe!

  4. We have just finished with our fires in Southern CA. Some of them were caused by humans; the rest I don’t know for sure. I’m so sorry for the fires in your area. When are people ever going to learn?

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