Wildfire reported on Mount Elden near Flagstaff

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Fire crews contained a wildfire on Mount Elden northeast of Flagstaff, according to Coconino National Forest spokeswoman Heather Noel.

The Boulder Fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

It is estimated at 1.5 acres. Smoke was visible from Flagstaff.

Firefighters secured the fire line and mop up on Monday. All resources will be off of the fire beginning Monday evening. 

There were no injuries. Burned logs will put up some residual smoke. Fire personnel will assess and monitor the fire on Tuesday.

Approximately 16 fire personnel were on scene. The fire was burning high on a slope and in light brush between downed trees left over from the Radio Fire in the 1970s. The area is contained by boulders.

A light moisture pattern is predicted later this week.

Noel said no structures or resources are at risk at this time.

The cause is unknown.

While trails currently remain open, visitors are encouraged to stay on trails and be aware of fire and firefighter activity in the surrounding area. The public is encouraged to stay away from the immediate fire area, which is off-trail. The Mt. Elden and Dry Lake Hills area is closed year-round to camping and campfires.