The Slate Fire is located in the Flagstaff Ranger District approximately 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff, adjacent to U.S. Highway 180.
Multiple resources are on scene conducting burnout operations along the west side of the highway, which will cause intermittent closures of the highway itself. Resources include approximately 130 personnel comprised of four hand crews, seven engines, two water tenders, two dozers, one helicopter and miscellaneous overhead.
The fire was reported at 3 a.m. on June 7, 2021 by an officer with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office. Cause is unknown and under investigation.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday June 07th, 2021 approx. 03:00 AM|
|Location||Approx. 23 miles NW of Flagstaff, AZ, originating on Slate Mountain.|
|Incident Commander||Jesse Causer|
|Coordinates||35.492 latitude, -111.847 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||20%|
Pine, juniper, grass, brush.
Crews plan to spend the weekend conducting firing operations on the west side of Slate Mountain to bring the fire out to control lines. The firing operations are expected to last 24 to 48 hours, and will allow crews to hold control lines on the west side of Slate Mountain and then shift remaining resources to the east side of the fire. Crews also plan to utilize natural fuel breaks and allow the fire to burn thicker fuels.
Dry, warm and windy conditions persist throughout week.