The Flat Fire Is 32-Percent Contained And Was Caused By Someone Burning Grass In A Pit

The Flat Fire has burned 156 acres and is 32-percent contained. The fire is burning on the north side of the San Francisco Peaks, about four-and-a-half miles west of Highway 89. The fire has burned through pinyon-juniper and grass. Fire investigators say the fire was¬†started from a private citizen burning grass trimmings in a burn pit that got out of control due to wind conditions and spread quickly.¬† The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office arrested an individual and charged him with reckless burning and violation of the county fire ban.

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