The Boundary Fire is approximately 30 percent contained and is estimated at 8,622 acres. Monday afternoon, forecasted isolated thunderstorms brought gusty winds and light precipitation to the Boundary Fire. Crews made a big stride today securing private property parcels and fire lines which increased containment from 18 percent to 30 percent. Cloud cover and increased relative humidity allowed fire to move along the ground, promoting healthy consumption of dead and down fuel returning nutrients to the soil.
In the morning, minimal but noticeable smoke may impact the following communities of Flagstaff, Baderville, Tuba City, Cameron, Timberline/Doney Park, and Bellemont. Smoke will disperse east of Flagstaff towards Leupp and hazy smoke will be drifting near Doney Park and Timberline as temperatures increase throughout the day. For more information on smoke and air quality, visit www.azdeq.gov
For more information on the Boundary Fire, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5209/. Quick updates will also be provided via Twitter at @KaibabNF and @CoconinoNF. Please follow us if you would like to be updated as information is received.
Location: Approximately 17 miles northwest of Flagstaff, burning in the Kendrick Mountain Wilderness and ponderosa pine forest north and east of the Wilderness on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests.
Closures: The current closure is in still in effect for several roads around the fire perimeter. Closure Order Number 04-17-14-F, includes all or parts of Forest Roads 9005, 9023C, 91, 736, 144, 171, and 193, ending at US Highway 180. All roads and trails within the fire perimeter are closed to the public. US Highway 180 will remain closed until further notice. For information about highway closures please visit azdot.gov or visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov.
Fire Restrictions: Kaibab National Forest Order Number 07-17-01-F (map) and Coconino National Forest Order Number 04-17-15-F. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect as of June 15, 2017.
Trails: The following trails remain closed: Pumpkin Trail; Kendrick Mountain Trail; Bull Basin Trail and the 4th Connector Trail. The Red Mountain Trail is open but can only be accessed from the Valle end of U.S. Highway 180