Wildfire start just west of Flagstaff

Release Date: May 8, 2018  

Contact(s): MEDIA Contact: 928-224-8306


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 8, 2018, For Immediate Release – Elden Tower lookout reported seeing smoke at approximately 1:30 p.m. today just west of Flagstaff and resources responded to the Facility Fire located near A-1 Mountain 2 to 3 miles west of Flagstaff. Cause is unknown at this time and under investigation.

Resources on scene include the following (comprised of approximately 50-60 personnel):

  • Six engines
  • Three hand crews
  • One water tender
  • Two patrol units
  • One air attack aircraft
  • One Type 3 helicopter
  • Law enforcement and investigations

Smoke is visible from those in Flagstaff and motorists in the area along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff.