North of Tucson, firefighters were gaining some ground on the Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management), About 540 people were assigned to battle the Bush Fire in the Tonto National Forest west of Roosevelt Lake. Check-in time: 11:00 am. December 22, 2020 by Bob Gecy Views: Simpsonville, S.C. – The Simpsonville Fire Department responded on Thursday morning to a report of a structure fire at a business on South Main Street. Four Peaks Brewing Co. Parking here allows you to hike on singletrack into the Four Peaks Wilderness and meet the AZT in about 2 miles. The fire has blackened more than 47,000 acres since it started June 8. An evacuation order for parts of Oroville was issued after noon and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire … ... it crested the iconic Four Peaks. The fire was completely uncontained amid hot, dry and windy conditions +13 The Bush Fire burns northeast of Phoenix in the Tonto National Forest in … Evacuations began Tuesday night for parts of Gila and Maricopa counties, Inciweb reports. © 2020 Cronkite News. “Our portion of the building is a total loss,” added Henderson. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/four-peaks-trail Residents of Jake’s Corner were in pre-evacuation status Wednesday. Your email address will not be published. ... Four Peaks… Critical fire weather is expected in the fire area bringing high gusty winds and dry conditions through the weekend. Arizona's Bush Fire has burned through about 115,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained, according to an incident report Thursday. On Tuesday night, it crested the iconic Four Peaks. More than 300 personnel are working on the fire. Creative Commons. /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. Learn more about what we do and how to find our content on our broadcast, digital and social media platforms. No moving into Four Peaks Staging Area until 8 a.m. Friday. Firefighters will continue full suppression tactics. Officials with the Tonto National Forest say the human-caused fire began June 20 around 2 p.m., west of SR 87 in the Sugarloaf and Four Peaks Recreation areas. All rights reserved. The Bush Fire burns northeast of Phoenix in the Tonto National Forest on June 14, 2020. According to Steve Henderson the owner of Me Salon along with his wife, they are looking at a temporary location in Mauldin so that their employees will be able to serve their customers over the holiday. ... During the summer of 2020, the Bush Fire burned 193,455 acres and forced a closure of the Arizona National Scenic Trail that will likely last until Spring of 2021. Find a staff list and description of our beats here. It has been burning mostly tall grass and brush in the Tonto National Forest near the Four Peaks Wilderness Area. © 2020 Cronkite News. Me Salon & Day Spa is the only business closed due to the fire as of 3 p.m. Thursday. The blaze has forced hundreds of people to evacuate, and its previous estimated containment date has been extended from June 25 to July 4, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The largest wildfires burning in Arizona as of June 17, according to Inciweb. … “It’s just been a real wind-driven event,” said Dee Hines, a public information officer on the Bush Fire. Click image of ad to see an enlarged view. With another day of high winds and high temperatures expected Thursday, firefighters braced for the Bush Fire to continue to grow, pushing east toward State Route 188 and Roosevelt Lake. Officials continued investigating the scene Thursday afternoon. Rolls Fire causes hazy conditions in Fountain Hills area ... 11:15 AM MDT August 19, 2020 Updated: 12:52 PM MDT ... been restricted to one lane from the Bush Highway exit north to Four Peaks … Your email address will not be published. Those conditions have set the stage for what’s already an above average fire year in Arizona. Explore 6/16 DNB via @UWSSEC RealEarth at https://t.co/uNZL8PTkzm #AZwx pic.twitter.com/UxQeDc5xYq, — UW-Madison CIMSS (@UWCIMSS) June 16, 2020. Cause: Lightning: Date of Origin: Tuesday August 18th, 2020 approx. “There was some evidence of chainsaw action on the roof of the building so that was not a good sign.” Businesses bordering the salon were evacuated and ventilation fans have been installed in some of the properties. Crews at the Bighorn Fire build fire lines to defend homes and businesses in the community of Summerhaven on Mount Lemmon. The #fire started on the afternoon of 6/13 and has burned nearly 40 acres. More than 95% of fires in Arizona this year were started by people. By this time last year, 689 fires had burned 47,000 acres. The fire is burning northeast and west of State Highway 87 in the Sugarloaf and Four Peaks Recreation areas. Vicinity map for the Bush Fire, 11:49 p.m. MDT June 17, 2020. Required fields are marked *. PHOENIX — Nearly 1,500 people living west of Roosevelt Lake have been forced to evacuate because of the fast burning Bush Fire, which on Wednesday was the largest in the country at 89,059 acres, according to the National Interagency Coordination Center. (Photo courtesy of Inciweb), Firefighters work with aircraft to build containment lines. “They’re very erratic, they’re burning very hot and moving very fast,” she said. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Fire activity on the north end of the Mangum Fire on June 14, 2020. Golf Outing. Crews found that the blaze at the rear of the building in Me Salon & Day Spa had extended to the second floor. The cause listed on InciWeb is “human caused, vehicle fire”. All rights reserved. We cannot thank them enough for their daily service.” The Fountain Inn fire department sent personnel to maintain fire protection for the rest of the city. PORTLAND, Maine — Investigators have determined the cause of a fire that damaged the Peaks Island Post Office on Monday. Please drive safely through the area as firefighters will be working along the highway. Wildfire experts said the state already has surpassed the number of fires during the same period last year. 4 Peaks 2020 Results. Officials determined the fire was accidental and was caused … Four Peaks Rotary Club. It is five percent contained. The fire growth is being caused by hot, dry, windy conditions as well as an abundance of fuel including tall grass and brush. Fire experts predict drier conditions for early July, with some relief expected by the end of the month if the monsoon season arrives. As of June 15, 2020, the fire has burned 14,371 acres and is at 0% containment. The peaks… Many residents of those communities were evacuated last June to escape the Woodbury Fire, which took nearly two months to put out. Rolls Fire causes hazy conditions in Fountain Hills area ... 10:15 AM MST August 19, 2020 Updated: 11:52 AM MST ... been restricted to one lane from the Bush Highway exit north to Four Peaks … Fire season peaks in June and July across the Southwest, according to the National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, which predicts a higher than normal potential for fires this summer. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS. Officials said the fire, named the Bush Fire, is burning north to Sugarloaf Recreation area and has jumped over the highway and is burning east along Four Peaks Road. Shotgun Start: 12:30 pm. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. Video emerged on social media appearing to show Four Peaks, a landmark visible from Phoenix about 40 miles east of the city, glowing — several spot fires peppering the slopes. Campbell said. 11700 E Via Linda Scottsdale, Arizona 85259. Cocktails after Golf appx. The fire began Sunday, June 14, near the intersection of the Beeline Highway (SR87) and the Bush Highway. Gila County officials issued an evacuation order to residents of Tonto Basin … Firefighting tactics can be ineffective because by the time crews arrive, the fire has grown 50 to 100 acres, Davila said, adding, “There’s a multitude of factors that we’re concerned about right now.”. An audio and digital producer, McDaniel has worked for Your Phoenix CW and ASU’s Blaze Radio. The fire was caused by lightning Tuesday night, a PIO from the Tonto National Forest said. A lightning strike June 5 ignited the fire, which has burned 17,000 acres in a rugged part of the Coronado National Forest. Simpsonville, S.C. – The Simpsonville Fire Department responded on Thursday morning to a report of a structure fire at a business on South Main Street. The human-caused brush fire is burning in the Sugarloaf and Four Peaks Recreation areas. Davila said there are many steps people can take to help fight the increase in fire activity this season. Weather forecasts for the fire area will continue to be hot, dry and windy. Firefighters contained the fire damage to the salon, which officials described as a “total loss” in terms of damage. Weather conditions and wind have pushed the flames toward Summerhaven, near the summit of Mount Lemmon, where residents were being evacuated. View the expansion of the #BushFire northeast of #Phoenix via #VIIRS Day/Night Band nighttime imagery from 6/13 to 6/16. Exit is available 24 hours. 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This coming Monday, March 2, 2020 at Ancala Country Club. */. 22nd Annual Golf - 4 - Giving. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/four-peaks-road-143-to-route-188 This race exists to enlighten all those who think the Free State is that flat part on the N1 on your way to Cape Town. Copyright © 2020 The Simpsonville Sentinel, We hope that you are enjoying  the on-line version of our printed newspaper. Firefighters on the Bush Fire northeast of Phoenix are fighting fire with fire, removing … (Photo Courtesy of Tonto National Forest on Twitter). (Photo courtesy of Tonto National Forest on Twitter), The Mangum Fire is burning in the Kaibab National Forest near the Grand Canyon. As of Thursday morning, June 18, the Bush fire had grown to nearly 115,000 acres burning across the Tonto National Forest and Four Peaks Wilderness area. The human-caused brush fire is burning in the Sugarloaf and Four Peaks Recreation areas. “The City wants to recognize the Fountain Inn, Mauldin, and Simpsonville firefighters for preventing the fire from spreading and doing even more damage or causing injury. 24KM 10KM. The fire started June 13 at 2:00 p.m. near the intersection of Bush Highway and Highway 87. No target shooting or fireworks on state lands at any time, Avoid pulling off the road into tall grass, Kaibab National Forest, 24 miles southeast of Fredonia, San Carlos Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 8 miles northeast of San Carlos, Tonto National Forest, 38 miles northeast of Mesa, Coronado National Forest, 3 miles southeast of Oro Valley. The Bighorn Fire was estimated to be 40% contained on Wednesday, Inciweb reported. Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS. The fire is burning into the Four Peaks Wilderness, northeast of State Highway 87. The noninjury fire was reported around 6:05 p.m. Monday at a two-story house on Surrealist Court, off College Boulevard south of state Route 76, Oceanside Fire … Tiffany Davila of the forestry and fire management department said this is partly due to dry conditions and overgrown vegetation, as well as the sheer number of fires this year. Press Release; Dec. 10, 2020 at 1:30 PM CAUSE: Human-caused, vehicle fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. SATURDAY 11/21 Caitlynn McDaniel is an Arizona resident who expects to graduate with her master’s degree in mass communication in December 2020. Please consider, Subscribe to The Simpsonville Sentinel for $30 per year, Click to Subscribe to The Simpsonville Sentinel. More than 300 personnel are working on the fire. The Santa Catalina Ranger District has an extensive forest closure order in place for parts of the Coronado National Forest, including Romero Canyon, Pima Canyon and Finger Rock, according to Inciweb. “We work throughout the year to do fuels-mitigation work to do prescribed burning to help alleviate it to decrease that risk,” she said. “This time of year, at the height of fire season, the fields are very dry, and I really think the size is primarily due to the wind.”. It has been burning mostly tall grass and brush in the Tonto National Forest near the Four Peaks Wilderness Area. You’re not alone, Arizona researchers say, ACA enrollment uptick a ‘pleasant surprise’ after years of declines, Monday Morning Sun Devil: ASU builds for 2021 as line play shows program’s growth, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. ... 2020. The daily news products are produced by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. For more information, contact Justin Lee Campbell, community relations specialist, at jcampbell@simpsonville.com. Public and firefighter safety are top priority for suppression strategies on the Bush Fire. The Bush Fire, which has scorched 139 square miles and was only 5% contained Wednesday, was just one of 12 fires actively burning across the state. (Photo courtesy of Inciweb), Fire activity on the north end of the Mangum Fire on June 14, 2020. Simpsonville Community Relations Specialist Justin Campbell said the City is saddened by the damage to the salon and grateful there were no injuries. As of June 16, 941 wildfires – most of them human caused – were reported in Arizona in 2020, and nearly 170,000 acres of land have been burned, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Management. 5:00 pm. “But we need the public to help us out and create that defensible space around their property and build that buffer zone between their property and a potential wildfire.”. Find out how your news organization can use Cronkite News content. Fire crews are battling a brush fire along State Route 87 near Bush Highway near Fort McDowell. Yesterday the fire was active within the unburned areas on the interior along the east side of the fire near Highway 188, as well as along the southern Four Peaks area. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } A report of the fire was made around 6-6:30 a.m. Crews from the cities of Fountain Inn and Mauldin responded to the scene to assist Simpsonville firefighters. Start Date: June 13, 2020 Cause: Human Caused Bush Fire grows to 7,745 acres, full suppression tactics employed PHOENIX, June 14, 2020 — The Bush Fire on the Tonto National Forest grew to 7,745 acres overnight and remains at 0% containment. The blaze, which was human-caused, torched an isolated ponderosa-pine forest that surrounded the 7,645-foot summit of Four Peaks. “We extend our thoughts and prayers to those whom the fire has impacted,”. (Photo courtesy of Inciweb), The Bush Fire northeast of Mesa had grown to 89,059 acres and was 5% contained as of Wednesday. “It’s just been a real wind-driven event,” said Dee Hines, a public information officer on the Bush Fire. Releases The Joy Bus WOW Wheat Ale, a Beer Benefiting Homebound Cancer Patients. Event Overview. Dinner 6:00 pm (All dinners will be Steak unless you have requested fish. The wind-blown wildfire, which was ignited by a burning vehicle Saturday, was moving fast through tall grass and brush in a section of the Tonto National Forest about 40 miles northeast of Mesa. 102 Foxhound Road – Simpsonville, South Carolina 29680 – Ph: (864) 275-0001. Please not, the gate at the entrance to McDowell Mt Park is open 6am to 8pm daily. 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