Wildfire burning near Flagstaff is 70 percent contained

Wildfire burning near Flagstaff is 70 percent contained

Credit: Coconino National Forest

Wildfire burning near Flagstaff is 70 percent contained

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by 3TV

azfamily.com

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 11:22 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A wildfire southwest of Flagstaff was 75 percent contained Monday morning, according to Heather Noel with the Coconino National Forest.

The Secret Fire was reported at 9 a.m. Saturday.

It is located near Secret Mountain in the Secret Mountain Wilderness area approximately 20 miles southwest of Flagstaff.

The fire is approximately 6 acres in size with visible smoke. Fuels in the area include timber and brush.

Approximately 20 National Forest Service fire personnel, including the Mesa Hotshots from the Tonto National Forest, were still on scene Monday morning. Firefighters will patrol for hot spots.

Firefighters have experienced strong southwest winds with gusts up to 50 mph and relatively low humidity levels.

Steep slopes with heavy timber, brush and snags present safety hazards for firefighters.

A Type 2 IA crew arrived on scene Sunday to assist firefighters in controlling progression.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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