One-day firing operations on Bunker Fire to cause noticeable smoke impacts north of Sedona

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Contact(s): Red Rock Ranger Station (928) 203-4119

SEDONA, Ariz., June 28, 2024 — The Coconino National Forest plans to conduct a minor firing operation on a lightning-caused wildfire located 11 miles northwest of Sedona over the coming weekend.

The Bunker Fire, first reported June 24, is currently seven acres, and is in the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness area.

By conducting a small number of firing operations within a 200-acre footprint, using area roads as natural holding features, crews will be able to safely contain the fire within a single day and ensure it will not spread past the pre-determined boundaries.

During the firing operation, smoke will be highly noticeable from Sedona itself, including trailheads and heritage sites near the fire.

There are no road or area closures associated with the Bunker Fire.