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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fire closes Sandy's Canyon & AZT near Fisher Point

Hi Hikers, well, we have our first trail-impacting forest fire of the season.  The human-caused Fisher Fire was reported yesterday.  Here's the forest service press release

Fisher Point

April 14, 2013          
Fisher Fire update, 10:30 a.m.
Flagstaff, Ariz.The Fisher Fire, south of Flagstaff, burned actively throughout the night. This morning it is approximately 40 acres. Winds are expected to continue today, increasing this afternoon.

Fisher Fire Facts
Date Reported:
Saturday, April 13 at approximately 4pm

Size: Approximately 40 acres

Location: near Fisher Point approximately four miles south of Flagstaff and two miles northeast of Lake Mary Road and the Canyon Vista Campground.

Cause: Human caused, under investigation

Resources: Approximately 80 personnel including three hotshot crews, three engines, two water tenders, a dozer and several overhead

Closures: The Sandy’s Canyon Trail and Arizona Trail at Fisher Point have been temporarily closed.

Smoke will be visible from the Flagstaff area and will drift to the east; expect smoke to be noticeable in Walnut Canyon, I-40, and the Continental Country Club area.


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