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Slate Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Randi Shaffer
Phone: 928-640-2774

The Slate Fire is located in the Flagstaff Ranger District approximately 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff, adjacent to U.S. Highway 180. There are no structures or communities threatened.
Approximately 177 firefighters are assigned to the fire conducting burnout operations, patrolling and mop-up. 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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday June 07th, 2021 approx. 03:00 AM
LocationApprox. 23 miles NW of Flagstaff, AZ, originating on Slate Mountain.
Incident CommanderJesse Causer
Coordinates35.492 latitude, -111.847 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel118
Size11,435 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained73%
Fuels Involved

Pine, juniper, grass, brush.


Planned Actions

Crews will continue to secure line on the southeast side of the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Dry, warm and windy conditions persist throughout week.