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Kendrick Fire

Unit Information

Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Drone catches fire, becomes wildfire near Kendrick Park Coconino National Forest firefighters have responded to the Kendrick fire southeast of Kendrick Park in grasslands burning which burned 335-acres of forest land.

Approximately 30 firefighters are working in the grasslands to stop the wildfire and forward progress is stopped. Drivers in the area are asked to drive cautiously while near the area because of smoke, response vehicles and personnel in the area.

Several Forest Service engines, patrols, and a water tender truck being dispatched from Summit Fire responded to a smoke report from a drone on fire north of Flagstaff at approximately 12:35.
Firefighters lit and controlled fire around the Chapel of the Holy Dove to eliminate the wildfire burning hot into the Chapel.

The fire is producing a smoke which may be limiting visibility in the area at times. Arizona Department of Transportation has responded and is operating pilot vehicles to move traffic on U.S. Highway 180. Smoke may be in the area and be on the highway overnight.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseDrone Caught Fire Upon Landing And Fire Spread To The Grasslands Through Kendrick Park
Date of OriginTuesday March 06th, 2018 approx. 12:30 PM
LocationSoutheast of Kendrick park
Incident CommanderTrue Brown
Incident DescriptionHuman-caused Grassland Wildfire
Coordinates35.406 latitude, -111.759 longitude

Current Situation

Size335 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved


Significant Events

Forward progress stopped at 1545L.