Even though the effects from rain events cannot be entirely prevented by Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) efforts they can mitigated by reducing water flow, debris runoff and erosion from rain event on lands downstream and down-slope from moderately to severely burned areas within the fire perimeter.
7/24/14 SLIDE FIRE AND OAK CREEK CANYON EMERGENCY CLOSURE PROHIBITIONS
The following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, Arizona in the Slide Fire Closure Area
Location: Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona. Originated just about 4 to 5 miles north of Sedona, just north of Slide Rock State Park.
Date Reported: Tuesday, May 20 at approximately 4 p.m.
Size: 21,227 acres
Containment: 100 Percent
Cause: Human caused, under investigation.
Cost: 10.1 million dollars.
These aerial shots capture the expanse of the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon.