Thu October 8, 2009
Meeting in Wiliams tonight about Twin Fire
By Katelyn Seabury
Flagstaff, AZ – The Twin Fire began as a controlled fire about three miles southwest of Williams. But it turned into a wildfire after shifting winds caused spot fires to ignite outside the project's initial boundaries.
Eventually, 64 homes were evacuated, and more than 400 personnel were called in to fight the blaze. It's now over 90 percent contained, but has cost over two million dollars to fight.
Punky Moore, fire information officer with the Kaibab National Forest says the meeting tonight will address community concerns.
[I think there is a lot of interest. It's an opportunity for the community to come out and hear some information and ask questions.]
Many citizens have expressed concerns over why the fire was prescribed despite National Weather Service weather advisories.
The meeting will take place tonight at 6:00 P-M at the Williams Elementary/Middle School. For Arizona Public Radio I'm Katelyn Seabury.