A lightning-caused single-tree fire on the west-facing side of Mount Elden is generating a small plume of smoke visible from the Flagstaff area.
Crews are having difficulty accessing the fire due to inaccessible roads and road closures, heavy rains, and rough terrain, but will attempt to gain access to the fire tomorrow. The fire is not expected to grow in the interim.
Mount Elden experienced heavy rainfall throughout the day, and more rainfall is expected throughout tonight and into tomorrow.
There are no expected smoke impacts from the fire, which was reported at about 3 p.m.