Today, fire crews were able to determine the size of the Indian Meadow Fire to be approximately 550 acres. Crews have the fire 60% contained. They have been able to make significant progress on the fire overnight. The weather is not a concern today as winds have been very mild allowing firefighters to move toward full containment faster.
The Indian Meadow Fire started yesterday afternoon as a structure fire which spread into the grasses. The fire burned through dry fuels, destroyed one primary residence, one unknown structure, and a vehicle.
The Coconino County Sheriff's Office issued evacuation and pre-evacuation orders - but those have since been lifted. Fire investigators are on the scene working to determine the official cause of the fire.
Fiire personnel from State Forestry, the Kaibab National Forest, and local cooperating fire departments are working to the fire.
Location: 34 miles N of Williams
Start date: Monday, April 23, approximately 1:00 p.m.
Size: 550 acres
Percent contained: 60%
Resources: 68 personnel
Fuel: short grass and pinyon juniper