Sedona AZ (May 28, 2018) – UPDATE – Firefighters from multiple national forests responded to the Sycamore Fire this morning northwest of Sedona in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
The human-caused Sycamore Fire, now at 75 acres, was reported at about 10:20 a.m. by a member of the public and Turkey Butte Lookout, and it continues to burn in rugged terrain consisting mostly of pinyon juniper.
Initial reports put the fire within Coconino National Forest boundaries about 9 miles northwest of Sedona, burning toward the northeast. However, the origin of the fire has now been determined to be on the west side of the canyon, which is located on the Prescott National Forest approximately 14 miles northwest of Sedona. At this time, the fire has been kept to the west side of the canyon and light winds are pushing smoke toward the west/northwest.
Firefighting resources include four helicopters, two air attack resources, five crews, and three engines—totaling more than 100 personnel. No structures are threatened. An update regarding this fire will be provided tomorrow morning.
Sedona AZ (May 28, 2018) – Coconino National Forest firefighters are responding to a 40-acre wildfire approximately 9 miles northwest of Sedona growing in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
The human-caused Sycamore Fire was reported at about 10:20 a.m. today near Taylor Cabin Trail and is producing smoke that will be noticeable to those in the immediate area, burning primarily in pinyon juniper in the wilderness area.
Firefighting resources include four helicopters, five crews, and three engines—totaling approximately 100 personnel.
No structures are immediately threatened at this time and the wildfire is moving in the northeast direction. More information will be provided about this wildfire as it becomes available.