🔥 Committee Fire, located east of Sedona, roughly 100 acres #CommitteeFire

The Committee Fire, located east of Sedona on Munds Mountain, is now at 100 acres.

The fire has a low-to-moderate rate of spread through heavy brush, and is currently moving in a north/ northeast direction. Containment is at 0 percent.

Resources assigned to the Committee Fire include two Type 1 helicopters, one Hotshot crew, one engine and one fuels crew. Additional resources are on order.

Helicopters spent Saturday conducting bucket drops.

Smoke will continue to be visible from the Sedona area, as well as along Interstate 17. No structures are threatened at this time.

Both Munds Mountain Trail and Jacks Canyon Trail are closed for public and firefighter safety.

There is a 20 percent chance of precipitation on Sunday. Forecasted thunderstorms could cause erratic and unpredictable winds, regardless of whether rain is received.

The fire was reported at 12:20 p.m. Friday and was likely caused by lightning.

USFS Fire and other agencies are responding to a fire in the Munds Mountain Wilderness. The fire is visible from Sedona and along both I-17 and 89A. The U.S. Forest Service – Coconino National Forest is aware and they are assessing the situation. The fire has been named the Committee Fire and was reported at around 12:30 Friday afternoon. Size unknown. Air attack has been ordered.

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