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Platypus Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

As of 10-5-2018: The Platypus/Rhino Fire is a Type IV Incident with Keith Halloran as the IC.

Discovery date: July 28, 2018

Cause: Lightning

Tactics: Full suppression

Location: Approximately 6 miles northwest of Sedona in Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. (Lat/Long: 34.94291, -111.8701)

Current size: 5,744 acres

Containment: 100%

Resources: Three personnel assigned

Predicted smoke impacts: Smoke is not being seen. Will evaluate over the next 72 hours.

Current closures:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 10:45 AM
LocationApproximately 6 miles northwest of Sedona, Arizona
Incident CommanderKeith Halloran
Incident DescriptionSize Updated With More Accurate Information
Coordinates34.943 latitude, -111.87 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size5,744 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%


Planned Actions



Objective is full suppression. Fire is located in a rugged, inaccessible area of the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness at the edge of sheer cliffs.

***Rhino Fire*** Contained.