[SoWestLep] Garden Canyon update
entomike at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 12:52:26 EDT 2011
Clips from "The [Sierra Vista] Herald"
Monument Fire on
Gallery of pix: http://bit.ly/mUmdAj
A couple of individual dramatic pix: http://bit.ly/krcfUU,
FIRES ON 2 FRONTS
ANTELOPE FIRE: SPARK FROM BULLDOZER BELIEVED TO BE CAUSE OF FIRE ON FORT
Sat, 06/18/2011 - 00:42
"The Antelope Fire, which started on Fort Huachuca at about 2 p.m. Friday,
burned 2,400 acres in a short time, causing the evacuations of some city
neighborhoods close to the post’s perimeter.
Garrison Commander Col. Timothy Faulkner said the cause was a spark from a
bulldozer operation while making a fire break on the South Range, which is
tinder-dry, causing the fire to rapidly grow."
I believe the Antelope Fire was fairly quickly 100% contained. This is the
fire that burned some of Lower Garden Canyon. Hopefully, Middle and Upper GC
will be spared...
Mike Quinn, Austin
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 6:24 AM, Hank Brodkin <hbrodkin at cox.net> wrote:
> To set the record straight - yes, backfires have gotten away before.
> However what caused the Garden Canyon flareup was sparks from a bulldozer
> being used to make a firebreak, part of the system that will, hopefully,
> stop the fire's northward spread. Small fires were started by bulldozer
> activity that day in several places, so they started accompanying each dozer
> operation with firefighters.
> Hank Brodkin
> Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
> hbrodkin at cox.net
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