Oracle Firewise Board meets with Forest Service

xDSC_0006.JPG

By John Hernandez

Members of the Oracle Firewise Communities Board meeting met with representatives from the U.S. Forest Service Coronado National Forest on June 10 to discuss the high risk for a wild land fire in the area due to early extreme temperatures, high winds and low rainfall.

Rogers Wright, fire service expert from the Coronado National Forest, said extreme conditions have arrived are early this year with 90 percent of fuel on the ground available to burn. “We are on the cusp of very extreme conditions,” Wright said.

The Board meeting was followed by a trip to a fuel reduction area in Oracle. The area off of Cody Loop has had brush and other potential fire fuels reduced by recent brush clearing and the use of a forestry masticator machine.

The fuel reduction area helps to prevent the spread of a wild land fire and makes it easier and safer to fight. The difference is observable, as it is right next to an area that has not been treated for fuel reduction.

The Oracle Fire Department and the Coronado National Forest service personnel continue to prepare for wildfire season and to make Oracle a fire-wise community. To find out about Oracle weather and fire conditions, visit OracleFire.org.

admin (7654 Posts)


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce Job Fair this Thursday

    July 25th, 2014
    by

    Yes, it’s summer and the living is easy…hot, but still it is summer! But if you’ve been putting off looking […]


    Trust in the Lord

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp
    Family Life Christian Center

    Isaiah 31:1 speaks to us today saying, “Woe to those who rely on human strengths and resources instead of looking to


    Duval visits mine site and visits with local leaders

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Mila Besich-Lira
    Superior Sun

    Fred Duval, the Democratic Candidate for the Arizona Governors seat visited Superior last week.


    Superior Little League All-Star Roundup

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior Little League All-Star seasons for both the 11/12 Division and the 9/10 Division came to end earlier this month in the respective District 4 tournaments.


  • Stories Just For You

    Cradle Roll: Evander Michael Cook

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Evander Michael Cook was born Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:20 a.m. in Scottsdale, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Sea Lions compete in Yuma’s Polar Bear Plunge Meet

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Over the weekend of Jan. 24-26, the Sea Lions Swim Team competed at the Polar Bear Plunge Swim Meet at […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather