Fisher Fire is 75 percent contained

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on April 13, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 12:35 PM

Fisher Fire
Location:
Fisher Point Area
Size:
175 acres
Containment:
75%
Fuels:
Timber
Resources:
7 Hotshot Crews, 3 Type Two Crews, 2 dozers, 5 water tenders, 1 lead plane, 1 Air Attack, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 10 engines and numerous fire personnel
Cause:
Confirmed human-caused, specific cause undetermined; investigation ongoing

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A wildfire in the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff near the Canyon Vista Campground has been downgraded and some of the assigned crews are being released for duty elsewhere.

Forest spokeswoman Heather Noel says the Fisher Fire near Fisher Point in Walnut Canyon about five miles southeast of Flagstaff was holding at 175 acres on Monday.

Noel says the fire was at 75 percent containment Monday morning but expected to reach 100 percent by evening.

No structures are reported as being threatened.

The fire was first reported Friday afternoon. It's confirmed as human-caused but a specific cause hasn't been determined as an investigation continues.

A wildfire burned in the same area last year.

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Firefighters had a quiet day Sunday on the Fisher Fire as they patrolled the perimeter gridding for smoke and hot spots.
 
Coconino National Forest officials say the Fisher Fire south of Flagstaff has burned 175 acres and is at 75 percent containment. No structures are threatened.

Westerly winds increased in strength Sunday afternoon but were not a factor in fire activity. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning today that is still in effect until 8 p.m. due to strong winds and a low relative humidity. 

On Monday, firefighters will continue to seek out hot spots and mop up deeper into the interior of the perimeter; some resources will begin to demobilize. The weather is expected to see temperatures range from 53 to 63 degrees with a low relative humidity between 8 percent and 13 percent, and winds with gusts up to 25 mph. 
 
The fire was first reported near the Fisher Canyon area on Friday afternoon.
 
A wildfire burned in the same area last year.

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