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Jeremy Wright
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Sawmill Fire

Post by Jeremy Wright » May 1st, 2017, 8:59 pm

Hi all,
Can anyone confirm for me whether areas among Whitehouse Canyon road, Madera Canyon, and Box canyon have been burned with the Sawmill fire? The map on Inciweb Arizona is approximate and looks to me like the fire is right on the border of both Madera on the south side and Box on the North side. I was hoping to visit these areas during my trip later this summer, but I may avoid them if the fire's swept entirely through there.
All the best to those close to / fighting the fire.
-Jeremy

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Re: Sawmill Fire

Post by craigb » May 2nd, 2017, 10:13 am

I was unaware of it.... I checked here.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/3/
By the given map it appears north of Madera Canyon.
I sent an email to Terry Cox aka ratsnakehaven, he lives near there.

It would be nice to know what has gone on there before the end of the year.

Craig

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Re: Sawmill Fire

Post by Jeremy Wright » May 3rd, 2017, 9:05 pm

craigb wrote:I was unaware of it.... I checked here.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/3/
By the given map it appears north of Madera Canyon.
I sent an email to Terry Cox aka ratsnakehaven, he lives near there.

It would be nice to know what has gone on there before the end of the year.

Craig
Thank you Craig, much appreciated. Sounds like it's basically completely contained and is burning out now, so fingers crossed. To be fair fires are completely natural and vital to those ecosystems, just a bummer for the short term!

Jeremy

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Re: Sawmill Fire

Post by craigb » May 4th, 2017, 6:12 am

One of my sources said that the fire is completely out and that the burned areas are north of the two birding/herping areas.
So it may look different from a distance, but the rains will wash away the charcoal and life will be renewed.

If I get out that way I'll post any significant changes. :thumb:

Someone else that is closer may add ..... please.

Craig

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Re: Sawmill Fire

Post by Jeremy Wright » May 4th, 2017, 7:53 pm

craigb wrote:One of my sources said that the fire is completely out and that the burned areas are north of the two birding/herping areas.
So it may look different from a distance, but the rains will wash away the charcoal and life will be renewed.

If I get out that way I'll post any significant changes. :thumb:

Someone else that is closer may add ..... please.

Craig
I'm sure as soon as the summer rains swing around it will be instantly rejuvenated into fields of color, you're absolutely right. I'll be out there in August for sure, so I'll try to document some of the post fire succession species and landscape, which to me is fascinating.

The college my dad works for owns a large field station here in southern California that had a fire go through about 1/4 of the land (~80 acres) and even in that fairly small area the diversity of plants the spring after the fire was incredible, let alone the denseness of the foliage and the colors.

Jeremy

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