Slide Fire

Fire Season 2014
6:33 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Meteorologist Lee Born On The Slide Fire Plume And Air Quality

A view from space of the Slide Fire plume
Credit NOAA

The Slide Fire burning in Oak Creek Canyon - and now on the outskirts of Flagstaff - is being fueled by dry conditions and strong winds. Many communities near the blaze are experiencing extremely smoky conditions and ash fallout. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris spoke with meteorologist Lee Born about the fire's effect on air quality.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:10 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battle The Slide Fire

The Slide Fire looms in the background as some Flagstaff residents voluntarily evacuate their homes.
Credit Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun

A massive wildfire continues to burn outside of Flagstaff this morning. As Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, hundreds of firefighters from across the nation have joined the fight.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:57 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Residents of Kachina Village and Forest Highlands Put on Alert

The Slide Fire viewed from Flagstaff.
Credit Brian Sanders

As a result of the 4,500-acre Slide Fire, the communities of Kachina Village and Forest Highlands have been given pre-evacuation notice. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the announcement came with several other advisories concerning the fire.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:56 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Type 1 Incident Team Takes Over Slide Fire Management

The Slide Fire as seen from the Oak Creek Vista Wednesday morning.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Strong winds and steep terrain are challenging crews fighting the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon south of Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports from Flagstaff, a Type 1 Incident Management Team has taken control of the fire that has grown dramatically since first being reported Tuesday afternoon.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:42 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Pre-Evac Warning Issued For 2 Flagstaff Neighborhoods

The Slide Fire burning in Oak Creek Canyon
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A wildfire burning in Oak Creek Canyon is now threatening the city of Flagstaff. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports that strong winds are pushing the fast-moving blaze up steep canyon terrain toward several wooded neighborhoods.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:32 am
Wed May 21, 2014

The Slide Fire: Wednesday Updates

The Slide Fire as seen from the Oak Creek Vista Wednesday morning.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Wednesday update, 4:30 p.m.:

According to forest officials, the Slide Fire is now estimated to be 4,500 acres and is zero percent contained. It's burning northward into the West Fork and Harding Point areas.

The fire has reached Pumphouse Wash in Oak Creek Canyon. Officials say that if it crosses Forest Road 237, evacuation for Kachina Village and Forest Highlands will be recommended.

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