Wildland firefighters are using every available aerial platform in the southwest region on a wildfire in the Dry Lake Hills area north of Flagstaff today.
The Museum Fire, currently about 1,000 acres, was very active overnight. Crews were not able to conduct burnout operations due to the activity and the fire spotting ahead of itself, but took indirect suppression tactics where they could.
Wildland firefighters are working on containment of a mulch fire within Yavapai County’s Camp Verde Transfer Station.
Smoke from the Mulch Fire was reported by the Apache Maid lookout on the afternoon of July 10. First responders found a large pile of grass and vegetation clippings on fire, and the pile of green waste is expected to smolder for several weeks.
The smoke can be seen by motorists on Interstate 17 and may also impact state Route 260, especially overnight as it settles in lower elevations during cooler temperatures.