Coconino NF responding to 2-acre fire 8 miles north of Sunset Crater

Release Date: May 2, 2022

Contact(s): Flagstaff Ranger District 928-526-0866

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 2, 2022 – Coconino National Forest resources are responding to the two-acre Antelope Fire, located eight miles north of Sunset Crater near Highway 89 (GPS coordinates 35°28'54.0"N 111°33'21.0"W).

The wind-driven fire is spreading at a moderate rate through grass-type fuels.

Resources at the scene include one Type 2 hand crew, four engines, one dozer, one water tender and miscellaneous overhead. An air attack resource has been ordered.

The fire was reported at 1:09 p.m. and its cause is under investigation.
No structures are threatened at this time but smoke impact may be noticed along Highway 89 and in the Doney Park area.

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