Fire Season 2014
10:45 am
Sat April 12, 2014

The Fisher Fire

Update for 9 a.m., Mon, April 14:

The Coconino National Forest expects 100 percent containment of the Fisher Fire by this evening. Much of the firefighting crew on scene has been released.

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Update for 5 p.m., Sun, April 13:

Despite high winds and a Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service, the Fisher Fire is 75 percent contained and remains at 175 acres. The Coconino National Forest confirms the fire was human caused and that the specifics are under investigation.

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Update for 8 a.m., Sun, April 13:

The Fisher Fire did not spread overnight and remains at 175 acres with 50 percent containment. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Sunday from noon until 8 p.m.

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Update for 3:50 p.m., Sat, April 12:

The 175-acre Fisher Fire is 50 percent contained with minimal activity. Crews are mopping up and no structures are threatened.

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Update for 9 a.m., Sat, April 12 from the Coconino National Forest:

The Fisher Fire is burning near Fisher Point in Walnut Canyon. It has grown to 125 acres and is still zero percent contained. It's in the vicinity of the Fisher Fire from 2013.

No structures are currently threatened, but the fire is burning in timber on slopes to the east-southeast away from Flagstaff. Some trails are closed in the area of the fire and smoke is visible.

Six hotshot crews are on scene along with other fire personnel. Other resources include two bulldozers, one lead plane, one helicopter with one more on order, and six engines.

Today, temperatures are expected to be between 59 and 69 degrees with southwest winds at 15–20 mph and gusts between 20–30 mph. The low relative humidity will be around 15 percent. There is a chance of showers this afternoon.

The fire was first reported at 3 p.m. on Friday.