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Slide Fire Fuels Treatment Effectiveness Report: Coconino N.F. May 2014

 

Introduction:

The Slide fire was a human caused ignition (still under investigation) that began on May 20th, 2014 at approximately 1530 hours. The initial size up of the fire indicated that the fire was located just north of Slide Rock State Park, and that the fire was currently 2 to 3 acres of active fire behavior. Fueled by high winds, the fire quickly grew to over 30 acres triggering immediate evacuations of the communities in Oak Creek Canyon north of Slide Rock State Park.

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