#SlideFire Grows to Reported 1,000 Acres

Jackie Klieger‎ | Slide Fire

Jackie Klieger‎ | Slide Fire

We’re seeing reports that the Slide Fire near Sedona has scorched 1,000 acres and is zero percent contained. As far as evacuations are concerned, media crews in the area are being moved from Oak Creek Vista, and the website Flagscanner.com is reporting the following: “An Evacuation Warning is in effect for Forest Highlands and Kachina Village. This does not mean that evacuation has been ordered. 1 to 2 hour notice will be given for an Evacuation Order. Highlands Fire is asking for individuals to prepare by listening to media and registering for Code Red telephone notification for an Evacuation Order. #fsMAJOR.”

Please, please, please remember the Leave No Trace principles every time you go out and enjoy Mother Nature, and always adhere to campfire restrictions:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. 
Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. 
Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

 

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3 responses to “#SlideFire Grows to Reported 1,000 Acres

  1. This is terribly sad! No doubt, human caused.

    Backpacking a few weeks ago, I stayed at the beautiful Happy Valley campground in the Rincon Mountain range. Of the three campsites available, the trees above the fire pits were completely scorched despite the fact that all branches we’re at least 6′ above the fire pits. Reckless people are burning our state and our glorious wilderness. THERE IS NO NEED FOR SUCH AS LARGE FIRE!

    As much as I appreciate the freedom to do what I want, when I want and how I want, the only way to maintain our beloved forests is to charge a fee to enter all wilderness areas, restrict all fire use with the exception of small backpacking stoves, and heavily fine and imprison all those whom break the rules. I would rather see this than have to hike through burned out wilderness.

  2. My son lives in Sedona and we know the area well. Sad to see fires burning north of Sedona, hoping they can get them contained quickly.

  3. Jackie Klieger

    Thanks Arizona Highways for following and posting about this fire. We know you love Oak Creek Canyon as much as those of us that live in the area.
    Thank you also for using my photo, I wish the scene did not unfold as it has.
    We appreciate your support and voice in making changes to the way we manage and treat our forests!

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