Forest Service

Arizona Dept. of Forestry and Fire

Updated Tue, June 27 at 8:55 a.m. 

Firefighters on the Prescott National Forest are battling a 4,399-acre wildfire that prompted the evacuation of the Pine Flat community over the weekend. Officials have also now confirmed that some structures have burned, and only 5 percent of the blaze has been contained on the Bradshaw Ranger District. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Ryan Heinsius

Heavy smoke from regional wildfires has settled in the Flagstaff area. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the Coconino County health department has recommended the public curtail outdoor activity until it lifts. 


USFS

Forest Service fire managers report significant progress fighting the 6,634-acre Highline Fire north of Payson. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s now 76 percent contained and all evacuation orders have been lifted. 


US Forest Service

Air tankers and crews on the ground are trying to slow the growth of a wildfire burning north of Payson.

Ryan Rawlinson/USFS

The lightning-caused Boundary Fire is burning on nearly 5,400 acres northwest of Flagstaff and is only 5 percent contained. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, high winds and heavy smoke have caused a section of U.S. Highway 180 between Grand Canyon and Flagstaff to remain closed.


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