Firefighters suppress two fires north of Flagstaff

Kenrick 2 Fire
Kendrick 2 Fire, USFS photo by Jim Burton.

Firefighters on the Coconino National Forest have contained two fires north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The 509-acre Kendrick 2 Fire, about 20 miles northwest of Flagstaff on Highway 180 Near Kendrick Mountain, has a fireline around it, meeting the definition of containment, but the incident commander is calling it only 50 percent contained Monday morning.

Highway 180 remains closed in both directions Monday morning. Fire managers expect to recommend reopening the highway later today.

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Map showing the approximate location of the Kendrick 2 Fire.

The other fire was 12 miles north of the Flagstaff Mall on the west side of Hwy 89 near Forest Service Road 418. It was named for its location at milepost 431 on Hwy 89. The fire was contained after burning 204 acres.

Kendrick 2 Fire, November 30, 2014, USFS photo.
Kendrick 2 Fire, November 30, 2014, USFS photo.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+