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Maroon 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
Hours: M-F 8 to 4

Maroon Fire has officially transitioned back to a Type 4 Fire.

Type 3 Team left with a very complete product. Moving forward, continuing to secure the identified holding features, reduce fire-related hazards along roadways, assess resource rehabilitation needs, and patrol the fire as interior pockets of fuel continue to consume. Resource numbers are scaled back and numbers will continue to drop over the weekend.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday May 16th, 2019 approx. 03:46 PM
Location18 miles northeast of Flagstaff off Leupp Road near Maroon Crater
Incident CommanderBadger, Larry (Larson, Ellen trainee)
Incident DescriptionMultiuse; 14,700 Acre Planning Area
Coordinates35.309 latitude, -111.408 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel31
Size8,605 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained88%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa, Juniper, Pinyon pines and grasses and brush fuels

Significant Events

Outlook

Planned Actions

Containment will continue to increase over the next few weeks as firefighters identify and extinguish sources of heat along containment lines. Crews will continue with the removal of hazardous trees along travel corridors for public and firefighter safety.

Remarks

Maroon Crater was used for WWII artillery training and unexploded ordnance is likely present around the crater itself.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drying trend beginning and forecasted through Wednesday (June 12)