Earth Notes
10:41 pm
Tue July 18, 2006

Thinning project slows down Woody Fire

Flagstaff, AZ – Last month, sparks from a blown-out tire ignited a wildfire on the outskirts of Flagstaff. The Woody Fire spread quickly. It forced the evacuation of several neighborhoods on the city's western edge. But, firefighters caught a break when the blaze hit a patch of thinned-out forest. That slowed it down enough for crews to gain control and keep any structures from burning. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.