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Monday, July 21, 2014


Fay Fire: 7 p.m., May 20 update (final for this evening)

Flagstaff, Ariz. – The Fay Fire, reported just before 4 p.m. today, is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Sedona in the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness area of Fay Canyon.

The fire’s progression to the north and west is slow and the most active parts of the fire remain in the south and east sections.  Smoke is moving in a northwest direction and combining with smoke from the Willard Fire—a fire between Oak Creek Canyon and I-17 being managed for resource purposes.  Smoke from both fires is visible from Sedona, Flagstaff, surrounding communities and people driving on I-17, State Routes 89, 89A and 179.

Size: Approximately 25 acres.

Containment: 0%

Location: Originated in Fay Canyon, approximately 4 miles northwest of Sedona.

Date Reported: Sunday, July 20 at 3:41 p.m.

Cause: Single engine aircraft crash. Four fatalities have been reported. The Forest Service does not have any details in regards to reasons why the aircraft went down or what type of aircraft it was.

Fuels: Pinyon-juniper, heavy brush and mixed conifer.

Resources Currently on Scene: Approximately 30 personnel including two helicopters, two engines, one fuels crew and Sedona Fire. 

Resources Planned for Tomorrow: One hotshot crew and three helicopters.

Closures: Fay Canyon Trailhead is closed at this time.

Evacuations: None.

Structures Threatened:  None.

Injuries Reported:  None.

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