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2018 Fire Season

Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 10 2018 8:14 pm

And so it begins... in February....

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5682/
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by KBKB » Feb 10 2018 11:14 pm

I was recently pondering whether the lack of substantial rain during the fall and winter of 2017-2018 was a good thing or a bad thing with regard to potential forest fires. I hiked a trail recently that was fairly bereft of grasses; when I had hiked the same trail on an earlier occasion, the grass was nearly up to my waist. In that particular location, I'd guess that the lack of fuel is a good thing despite being really dry. However, I suspect that the area had seen some grazing too, so that might be one reason for the lack of grass.

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Tough_Boots » Feb 11 2018 9:22 am

There were signs along the 17 yesterday about a fire situation by I didn't see anything.
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 11 2018 12:13 pm

@Tough_Boots
Inciweb has several Controlled Burns listed right now....
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Nighthiker » Mar 31 2018 7:35 am

Mead Fire on the Tonto National Forest west of the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery and North of Mead Ranch. 70 acres as of this posting, fire works caused.
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Post by Nighthiker » Apr 05 2018 7:49 am

I was advised it was called the Mead Fire, actually listed as the Knoll Fire and now contained. Was at the airport in Payson a couple of days ago to check for aerial firefighting units and noted this visitor.
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Post by jonathanpatt » May 12 2018 6:33 pm

Pinery Fire in the Chiricahuas: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5795

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Post by joebartels » May 28 2018 11:59 pm

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Post by Tough_Boots » May 29 2018 6:36 am

Glad to see them announce the exact location of where the fire began-- they might actually catch someone. Looks like it must have been backpackers camped below the Sycamore Basin Trail about a mile NE of the Junction with Dogie-- about 2.5 miles from the Taylor Cabin (by trail).

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by chumley » May 29 2018 6:58 am

I was waiting for this morning's update to see how things progressed overnight. I'm no firefighting expert, but from the weather conditions yesterday (and overnight) combined with the photos ( and what we know so far, I'm hoping that they've already managed to get some containment.
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Post by DixieFlyer » May 29 2018 8:58 am

joebartels wrote:The human-caused Sycamore Fire
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Tough_Boots » May 29 2018 11:33 am

DixieFlyer wrote:they may have to close every forest in the state
I'm sure Sedona is pushing hard against that.
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by chumley » May 29 2018 1:26 pm

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Post by nonot » May 29 2018 7:47 pm

Or else dayhikers who bit off more than they could chew and spent an unplanned and cold night in the canyon.
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Glad to see them announce the exact location of where the fire began-- they might actually catch someone. Looks like it must have been backpackers camped below the Sycamore Basin Trail about a mile NE of the Junction with Dogie-- about 2.5 miles from the Taylor Cabin (by trail).

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by friendofThundergod » May 29 2018 8:19 pm

@Tough_Boots Brings up a dilemma I was just apart of in New Mexico, a group I was semi social with in afternoon, sparked up a fire at a backcountry lake that night. I debated back and forth for nearly an hour whether to go over and ask them to put it out, or not. Ultimately, I just let it go, because it was a group of three, they were all drunk and I was not about to get in a debate over their fire alone in the backcountry....Just a tough spot to be in, I wonder if backpackers passed these guys too and were also annoyed by fire, but figured it was not worth the potential fight?? Self entitled people are tough to argue with...sigh

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by rwstorm » Jun 04 2018 10:23 am

New one north of Silver City...
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5823/

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by skatchkins » Jun 05 2018 10:26 am

4mi NE of Heber: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5825/
http://ktar.com/story/2095073/fire-burn ... ntainment/
Human caused (trailer dragging tailgate sparked)
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Nighthiker » Jun 10 2018 10:51 am

Dry lightning causing grief in SE Arizona. Mule Mtns. North of Bisbee were on fire.
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