tatement from U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell on AZ Fires

In response to the large fires burning in Arizona, the U.S. Forest Service has deployed more than 2,500 interagency firefighters to protect lives and property through a joint incident command system, and they are coordinating the resources available at local, state, and federal levels.

While damage to homes, communities and people have been limited so far, the Forest Service anticipates that the current dry and windy conditions will lead to several difficult days of firefighting ahead to prevent additional acreage within the state to be impacted. The Forest Service is working with local partners to strategically deploy staff and equipment to minimize the impact on homes and communities within the region. The causes of the three large fires in Arizona (e.g., the Wallow fire, Horseshoe 2 fire, Murphy fire) are still under investigation. 

No posts to display