Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Discovery date: July 28, 2018
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 10:45 AM|
|Incident Description||Wildfire In The Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness Became Active Again This Week.|
|Coordinates||34.943 latitude, -111.87 longitude|
Thursday and Friday may include burnout by Fuels Crew 4.
The Rhinoceros Fire, 350 acres, is two miles to the north. Both fires' objectives are full suppression. This fire is in monitor status because it's location in extremely rugged area of the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness at the edge of sheer cliffs. Any firefighter working in the area would be placed at significant risk, particularly if an injury required rapid transportation for medical care. Any suppression actions will only be taken if the fire spreads into areas of concern.