Gilbert's Emergency Management program is responsible to reduce our vulnerabilities to hazards and build an efficient capacity to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from large scale emergencies and disasters; for the purpose of saving lives and preventing property damage. We utilize a whole community approach and seek to promote a safer less vulnerable community.
- Aliso Fire is Contained; fire will be remotely monitored05/23/2015 10:14 PM
The Aliso Fire is 100% contained. One crew has been flown off the fire and will be released tomorrow morning. The other crew will continue mopping up (cooling hot spots) into the interior and is expected to be released tomorrow afternoon. Air resources and the majority of personnel are expected to be released tomorrow, as well. The fire will then be monitored remotely by district personnel.
- Valley Fire Declared Contained and Controlled05/23/2015 7:45 PM
The Valley Fire was burning in the Mesa Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest. Firefighters spent the day making sure there were no hot spots, and have declared the fire contained and controlled.
Start Date: May 21, 2015, reported at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Size: approximately 11 acres
Cause: human caused, under investigation
Percent Contained: 100%
- Aliso Fire Update; Growth Potential Low05/23/2015 1:32 PM
The Aliso Fire is burning in the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The fire is approximately 130 acres and estimated at 50 percent contained.
Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. The fire is burning in a remote location in steep rocky terrain. It has burned into natural barriers and firefighters completed fireline around the fire’s perimeter yesterday. Firefighters continue to patrol and reinforce fireline by mopping up further into the interior.
- Aliso Fire Burning in Steep, Rocky Terrain of the Coronado National Forest05/22/2015 7:03 PM
The Aliso Fire is located in the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The fire is approximately 40 percent contained and estimated to be 130 acres.
- Oak Tree Fire Nears Containment; Drivers Urged to Slow Down in the Area05/22/2015 6:20 PM
The Oak Tree Fire is located 10 miles north of Sonoita in the Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The fire is estimated to be 2,023 acres and approximately 90 percent contained. No structures are currently threatened. No evacuations are in effect. Due to burnout operations, the closest structures are approximately 3 miles to the northeast of the fire.
- Fire Officials Stop Forward Rate of Progress on the Valley Fire05/22/2015 5:41 PM
The Valley Fire is burning in Round Valley, 20 miles northeast of Phoenix on State Route 87. The forward rate of progress on the fire has stopped.
Date reported: May 22, 2015 11:34am
1 – 20 person Hotshot Crew
Cause: Human caused – under investigation
1 Air attack
1 retardant drop
Size: 11 acres
- Oak Tree Fire Remains 50% Contained, Exhibiting "Low Growth Potential"05/22/2015 10:40 AM
The Oak Tree Fire is burning in grass, oak, pinyon pine and juniper along State Highway 83 about 10 miles north of Sonoita, Arizona.
The estimated size is 2,023 acres based on better mapping (1,715 acres Coronado National Forest, 305 acres state, 3 acres private, 1/10 acre Bureau of Land Management). At this time the fire is 50 percent contained. Growth potential is currently low.
- Aliso Fire Burning in Redington Pass05/22/2015 9:08 AM
The Aliso Fire was reported May 21 at approximately 5:50 p.m.
The fire is in a remote location burning in steep rugged terrain.
Air Attack flew over the fire for an initial assessment and fire managers conducted aerial reconnaissance by helicopter yesterday afternoon. Firefighters continue to monitor the fire.
Firefighters plan to fly the fire this morning to conduct a size-up and determine the best response. Current resources include two handcrews, misc. overhead, and air attack.
Aliso Fire summary:
- Oak Tree Fire Update; Estimated at 50 percent contained05/21/2015 6:58 PM
The Oak Tree Fire is burning in grass, oak, pinyon pine and juniper along State Highway 83 about 10 miles north of Sonoita, Arizona. The estimated size is 2,023 acres based on better mapping (1,715 acres Coronado National Forest, 305 acres state, 3 acres private, 1/10 acre Bureau of Land Management).
At this time the fire is 50% contained. Growth potential is currently low.
- Oak Tree Fire Continue; Increased Wind Expected this Afternoon05/21/2015 11:45 AM
The Oak Tree Fire is burning in grass, oak, pinyon pine and juniper along State Highway 83 about 10 miles north of Sonoita, Arizona. The estimated size is 2,000 acres. It is burning on the Coronado National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, state, and private land. At this time the fire is 20% contained. Growth potential is moderate.