Lightning-Caused Miller Fire Near Sedona Is Now 31-Percent Contained

The lightning-caused Miller Fire, burning in the Secret Mountain Wilderness near Sedona, is now 31-percent contained. Fire officials adjusted the acres burned to 30 acres and is showing subdued fire behavior with no growth. Along with checking fire lines, firefighters have spent the last three operational days scouting the area and collecting future intelligence regarding […]

Prescribed Burns Scheduled For This Week On The Coconino National Forest

Coconino National Forest fire managers are burning on the Horseshoe Project today. That burn will be 335 acres on the north side of the San Francisco Peaks. Minimal smoke impacts are expected. Another burn is set for Tuesday on the Sawmill Project east of Hutch Mountain and Lake Mary Road. Fire crews will burn about […]

The Coconino National Forest Expands Year Round Camping/Campfire Ban

The Coconino National Forest is expanding the boundaries of the existing year-round camping and campfire ban adjacent to the City of Flagstaff in an attempt to lower the hazard from human-caused wildfires. Deputy Ranger Nick Mustoe says the public had a big say on the changes. He says, “the response from the public has been […]

Seasonal Road Closures Remain In Place Across The Coconino National Forest

Many forest roads remain closed in the Coconino National Forest. Officials want to remind the public after personnel found broken locks on gates and tracks of drivers ignoring road closed signs, which have created deep ruts and damaged forest roads and sensitive areas. Damaged roads could prolong road closures as roads could stay closed until […]

Leaky Levee On The West Side Of Lake Mary Breached Monday Afternoon

The leaky levee on the west side of Lower Lake Mary gave way Monday afternoon. The leak built overnight and eroded the soil away from the levee and finally breached. Water streamed through the open gap and filled once dry areas, covering Forest Road 296. The Coconino National Forest closed the area Sunday, with the […]