Timing Is Everything, Update On Boundary Fire

Fire Perimeter Map 06/18/2017 Posted on: 06/18/17 08:48 am

Warmer and dryer weather conditions over the weekend slowed progress on the Boundary Fire, as fire crews work slowly and methodically to back the fire down the mountain.

Name: Boundary Fire Reported: June 1, 2017 Cause: Lightning
Containment: 16% Size: 6,512 acres Resources: 406 personnel

Aerial ignitions continued adjacent to the historic cabin and Kendrick Lookout Tower. Helicopters were onsite assisting with water drops in the area.  Ground crews began preforming hand ignitions near and around private property.

The ADI met with a member of a fire crew preparing to go to work Sunday morning in Flagstaff and he confirmed that this was an opportunistic fire giving them the opportunity to allow and control the burn in a positive manner as the fire burns the built up ground fuel without damaging the trees.

Increased smoke production is expected over the next few days. Smoke may affect local communities including Greater Doney Park, Timberline, City of Flagstaff, Baderville, Fort Valley, and Bellemont.

For more information on the Boundary Fire, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5209/. Quick updates will also be provided via Twitter at @KaibabNF and @CoconinoNF. Please follow us if you would like to be updated as information is received.

Location: Approximately 17 miles northwest of Flagstaff, burning in the Kendrick Mountain Wilderness and ponderosa pine forest north and east of the Wilderness on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests.

Closures: Closure Order Number 04-17-14-F, which includes all or parts of Forest Roads 9005, 9023C, 91, 736, 144, 171, 193, and ending at US Highway 180 remains in effect. This closure includes all roads and trails within the perimeter of the closure area. US Highway 180 will also remain closed until further notice.

Fire Restrictions: Kaibab National Forest Order Number 07-17-01-F (map) and Coconino National Forest Order Number 04-17-15-F. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect as of Thursday, 06/15/2017, at 8:00am MST.

Trails: The following trails in the closure area are closed: Pumpkin Trail; Kendrick Mountain Trail; Bull Basin Trail and the 4th Connector Trail.