Bull Flat Fire Update 8:00 AM May 20
Incident: Bull Flat Fire Wildfire
Fire Activity: Firefighters will continue to monitor the perimeter of the Bull Flat Fire today. Crews will also continue rehabilitation efforts on dozer lines and construct erosion control barriers to help stabilize the outside edge of the fire. The Eastern Arizona Team will transfer command of the incident to a local area Type-4 team at 8 p.m. today. Demobilization of excess personnel and equipment is continuing.
This is fire season in the Southwest. In hot, dry, windy conditions, please remember that any spark or ember can ignite the vegetation you are in or around and that spark can spread dangerously fast. To improve your safety during fire season you should consider creating or improving the defensible space around your home, build a plan to evacuate your family if the need arises and be ready to go if local authorities consider it your best option. The "Ready, Set, Go" Program (RSG) is a great tool for fire season preparation, giving personal empowerment for your own safety.
and RSG at: http://wildlandfirersg.org/
For those individuals who have computer access and are interested in tracking fire starts and rates of spread on those fires, you can use this link http://maps.geog.umd.edu/firms/kml.htm
- The Tonto National Forest Temporary Area Closure for the Bull Flat Fire will remain in effect as posted, until further notice.
- Both the Tonto National Forest and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest have implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. For more information regarding forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at www.fs.usda.gov/tonto, or www.fs.usda.gov/asnf/.
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