Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 04, 2019 – The unmanned aircraft system (UAS) was successful with aerial ignitions over the area containing unexploded ordinances (UXO). Crews patrolled and monitored the fire perimeter as unburned pockets of heavy, dead and down fuels continued to be consumed within the fire’s interior.
Ignitions have been completed and fire personnel will continue to patrol and monitor the fire perimeter. Firefighters will be mitigating potential hazards along containment lines, which include Forest Service roads and powerlines adjacent to the fire, to provide safe travel for residents of Moon Crater and forest visitors.
Residual smoke from previous firing operations may continue to reduce visibility, we ask drivers to use caution while driving through and near the vicinity of the Maroon fire. We are aware that members of the communities can be very sensitive to the smoke produced. Smoke from managed fires have shorter term impacts compared to smoke from an uncontrolled wildfire that can last for weeks. As fire activity diminishes the number of resources will decrease, however firefighters will remain on scene to patrol and monitor the fire for the next couple of weeks.