Coconino County News – The Flat Fire located north of the San Francisco Peaks and 4.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 89 (GPS: 35°28’04.0″N 111°39’16.3″W), began Monday, July 10, was caused from an individual burning grass trimmings.
The fire is currently estimated to be 32% contained at 156 acres and started from a private citizen burning grass trimmings in a burn pit that got out of control due to wind conditions and spread quickly.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office arrested an individual and charged him with reckless burning and violation of the county fire ban.
Current resources assigned to the fire include one Hotshot crew, one hand crew, one engine, one dozer, and one water tender.
The fire is experiencing minimal behavior through grass and pinyon-juniper.
Crews spent the week constructing containment lines on the east and west flanks of the fire and securing those lines and monitoring fire behavior.