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Surveyor Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Coconino National Forest
Phone: 928-527-3600

Discovery date: July 28, 2018

Cause: Lightning.

Location: Approximately 3.5 miles south of Oak Creek Canyon Vista, south of Flagstaff on state Route 89A. (Lat/Long: 34.979611, -111.740389)

Current size: 7 acres and expected to increase.

Current resources: Approximately 30 firefighters are assigned which includes overhead.

Predicted smoke impacts: Light to moderate smoke is expected to move east and increasing if burnout operations are used. Expect smoke to be near Interstate 17 by the Willard Springs Rd exit (approximately milepost 327). Smoke may settle in Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona.

Current closures: None.

Recent and current operations: The fire was believed to be contained Saturday and spread outside the fire line Tuesday afternoon. The fire is burning in heavy forest debris. Firefighters are using ground crews to make fire lines across the top of the fire and ignitions to existing road systems for a containment area.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 11:15 AM
LocationEast side of Oak Creek Canyon on the top and slope, .75 miles south of Call of the Canyon day use area.
Incident DescriptionLightning Wildfire Received Rain, No Smoke Showing In Three Days.
Coordinates34.98 latitude, -111.74 longitude

Current Situation

Size10 Acres
Fuels Involved

heavy forest debris