Wildfires threaten Arizona communities

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on May 14, 2012

http://www.azfamily.com/news/wildfires/Gladiator-Sunflower-fires-burning-north-of-Phoenix-151365575.htmlNews reports over the weekend and into Monday have made it clear that wildfire season has arrived in Arizona.  The so-called "Gladiator" and "Sunflower" fires have grown over the weekend.

The Gladiator fire is an immediate threat to the small community of Crown King in Yavapai County. An evacuation order is in effect for residents.  Firewise program staff are monitoring the fire and reaching out to local residents and the media with timely safety information and preparation tips.

Click on the map image to expand the view. This map was prepared by NFPA Firewise project manager Hylton Haynes and shows the proximity of several central Arizona Firewise Communities/USA sites to the Gladiator and Sunflower fires. The fire location data was derived from the federal government's interagency GeoMAC mapping application.

--Michele Steinberg