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Museum Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Public Phone Line
Phone: 928-526-0866
Hours: 8am - 6pm

Media Phone Line
Phone: 928-5273412
Hours: 8am - 6pm

News Releases — Museum Fire

Museum Fire final update Released: 8/2/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., August 2, 2019 – This will be the final update for the Museum Fire, unless there is a significant change in fire activity. Information about post-fire rehabilitation work and...
Risk of post-fire flooding as Museum Fire nears full containment Released: 8/1/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., August 1, 2019 – Containment of the 1,961-acre Museum Fire increased to 91 percent yesterday, with high humidity decreasing fire behavior within the perimeter. The cause is...
Monsoon moisture sets in over Museum Fire Released: 7/31/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 31, 2019 – A local Type 3 organization assumed command of the Museum Fire at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The organization, led by Incident Commander Preston...
Type 3 Organization to assume command of the Museum Fire Released: 7/30/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 30, 2019 – A local Type 3 organization led by Incident Commander Preston Mercer will assume command of the Museum Fire today at 6 PM. The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident...
Type 1 Team to transfer command to Coconino National Forest Released: 7/29/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 29, 2019 – This will be the final evening update for the Museum Fire, unless there is a significant change in fire activity. Updates will continue to be provided once per...
Museum Fire July 29 Morning Update Released: 7/29/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 29, 2019 – Yesterday, containment of the Museum Fire reached 61%, extending the established containment line south of Dry Lake Hills east to Mount Elden Lookout Road and...
Museum Fire July 28 Evening Update Released: 7/28/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 28, 2019 – Suppression repair efforts have become a priority for the Southwest Area Incident Management Team 2 as containment has increased. Burning on the northwest portion...
Museum Fire July 28 Morning Update Released: 7/28/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 28, 2019 – The Museum Fire will be active today due to low humidity, high temperatures and wind. Accumulations of heavy fuels north of Dry Lake Hills within the perimeter...
Museum Fire July 27 Evening Update Released: 7/27/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 27, 2019 – Fire activity was minimal this morning, but early afternoon, increased temperatures and wind speed combined with decreased humidity caused flareups on Little...
Museum Fire July 27 Morning Update Released: 7/27/2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 27, 2019 – Firefighters made great progress yesterday, increasing containment line on the Museum Fire to 35%. Crews have been able to work closer to the fire’s edge, going...