Coconino National Forest
The Saber Fire, a lightning-caused wildfire south of Turkey Butte lookout, is being allowed to burn and fulfill its natural role consuming forest fuels while firefighters keep it in check.
The Coconino National Forest is reducing the size of the closure for the Museum Fire today to allow for increased access and recreation on parts of Mount Elden.
With the initial assessment from the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team completed on this fire, the Flagstaff Ranger District has determined it is safe to reduce the size of the closure to allow more recreating around Mount Elden.
This will be the final update for the Museum Fire, unless there is a significant change in fire activity.
A local Type 3 organization assumed command of the Museum Fire at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The organization, led by Incident Commander Preston Mercer, will continue to prioritize the safety of firefighters and the public, protecting values at risk including homes, communication sites, and recreation and cultural resources, while providing support with planning and evaluation of post-fire watershed impacts. The 1,961-acre Museum Fire is 82 percent contained and the cause is under investigation.