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2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Apr 25 2017 6:39 am
by SkyIslandHiker
Temporary road and trail closure in the Santa Rita Mountains
Full suppression efforts in progress for Sawmill Fire
 
Tucson, AZ (April 24, 2017), For Immediate Release – The Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District, will temporarily close National Forest Service Road (NFSR) 62 at the entrance to Box Canyon, easterly to the junction with NFSR 229, continuing southwesterly to NFSR 165 and on to the Melendrez Pass Communication Site in the Santa Rita Mountains.
 
On the Arizona National Scenic Trail, the closure includes the segment from NFSR 4110 northward to NFSR 4072. Also included are Cave Creek, Sawmill, and Florida Canyon trails.
 
The temporary closure is in place to provide for public safety and to limit traffic while fire suppression activities are underway on the Sawmill Fire. The roads are expected to reopen May 8, 2017, but may open at an earlier date, depending on the success of firefighting efforts.
 
The Sawmill Fire, located10 miles southeast of Green Valley and north of Madera Canyon, is burning on lands under the jurisdiction of the Coronado National Forest and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Fire size is approximately 7,500 acres. This figure is based on a visual estimate and will likely change.
 
Gusty winds and broken topography have contributed to growth of the fire, burning in tall grass, riparian woodland, mesquite/oak brush, oak woodland, and pinyon-juniper fuel types. Values at risk include homes, ranches and outbuildings, communications facilities, powerlines, and the Arizona National Scenic Trail.
 
The strategy for the incident is full suppression. Resources assigned include five hotshot crews (Aravaipa, Blue Ridge, Globe, Payson, Prescott), four hand crews from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, 20 fire engines, five air tankers, three helicopters, and miscellaneous overhead.
 
For more information on the road closure, please contact the Nogales Ranger District located at 303 Old Tucson Rd, Nogales, Arizona.  The office can be reached by phone by calling (520) 281-2296. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
For more information on the Sawmill Fire, please contact Fire Information Officer John Cambra at (480) 826-7005.
 
On April 25, a Type II Incident Management Team will assume management of the fire. Contact information will be announced through a news release.

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Sep 29 2018 7:34 am
by cactuscat
hikeaz wrote:will pay over $8 million in restitution
Somehow I doubt that!

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Sep 29 2018 7:47 am
by hikeaz
cactuscat wrote:
Sep 29 2018 7:34 am
hikeaz wrote:will pay over $8 million in restitution
Somehow I doubt that!
Well if he is paid to look the other way on a few fentanyl /heroin / pot shipments ...... ....he should have it in no time...

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Sep 29 2018 9:28 am
by nonot
How is someone on a border patrol salary going to pay 8 million dollars? While that sounds good in theory, he won't even make that much in his lifetime?

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Sep 29 2018 3:14 pm
by Pivo
This is what I read and seems to make much more sense.
"Under his plea agreement, Dickey will pay $100,000 in restitution when he is sentenced Oct. 9 and another $120,000 in monthly installments of $500 for the next 20 years.

https://tucson.com/news/local/border-ag ... 68a5d.html

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Nov 26 2018 3:27 pm
by Pivo
Video of the Baby Gender Reveal gone bad:

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Nov 26 2018 3:45 pm
by chumley
:x :x :x :x
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Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Nov 27 2018 1:43 pm
by Pivo
It didn't take long for that video to show up on sub Reddit WCGW

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Nov 27 2018 7:54 pm
by nonot
I feel bad for the kid-to-be already, to have parents (or at least a father) that actually thought that to be a great idea...

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Nov 27 2018 8:25 pm
by big_load
I give him credit for immediately coming clean. However, characterizing the outcome as "a complete accident" is a stretch. He detonated an incendiary device in a field of dry grass. It would have been an accident if it didn't catch fire.

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Nov 28 2018 7:50 am
by CannondaleKid
@big_load
Pretty much the same for most 'accidents' on the roads... they are not accidents but cases where one or more drivers decided talking on their phone or texting was more important than paying attention to their driving.
IMO think they should be referred to as my 'born/raised in the deep South' shirt-tail cousins would... He had a wreck! (pronounced raaak, a dragged out wreck)

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

Posted: Nov 28 2018 10:59 am
by Alston_Neal
I'm willing to bet the kid's name won't be Darwin.