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Saber Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Kaitlyn Webb
Phone: 928-527-8230
Hours: 8 am - 7 pm

Highlighted Activity

08/19/2019 08-19-19 Daily Update: Firing Continues
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., August 19, 2019 - Ignition operations on the 1,209 acre Saber Fire have established control lines further north along the Arizona Public Service (APS) high voltage powerlines and...
News - 08/19/2019
Smoke column view from Dry Creek TH on 8-19-19Image options: [ Full Size ]

The lightning-caused Saber Fire was reported by Turkey Butte Lookout on Aug. 2, 2019 and has grown to 2,179 acres. The fire is located 12 miles northwest of Sedona near Turkey Butte Lookout. Fire managers on the Coconino National Forest have determined that the fire will benefit the ecosystem as it moves across the landscape naturally consuming dense forest fuels.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 02nd, 2019 approx. 04:45 PM
Location15 miles Southwest of Flagstaff, AZ. South of Turkey Butte Lookout.
Incident CommanderC. Rice / J. Causer (T)
Incident DescriptionType 3-wildfire
Coordinates35.011 latitude, -111.901 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel75
Size2,179 Acres
Fuels Involved

Grass, oak and locust shrubs, timber and decomposing fire scarred logs.

Significant Events

Moderate backing and flanking fire behavior.


Projected Incident Activity

Firing operations.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and windy conditions through the weekend.

A high pressure system with some moisture and higher winds likely later next week.

Recent Articles

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