UPDATE 7/11 11AM:
The Flat Fire, located north of the San Francisco Peaks and about 4.5 miles west of Highway 89 (GPS: 35°28’04.0″N 111°39’16.3″W) is estimated to be 5% contained at roughly 150 acres.
Current resources assigned to the fire include two Hotshot crews, one hand crew, one dozer, one water tender and four engines.
The fire has a low rate of spread and is currently moving in a north/northeast direction through grass and pinyon-juniper.
Crews spent Monday evening constructing containment lines on the east and west flanks of the fire. Crews plan to take a direct suppression approach toward the head of the fire.
The fire was reported at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and the cause is under investigation.
2:39 PM A new wildland fire was reported at 2:37 this afternoon. West of Highway 89 in the area of mm 436. At 3:15 pm. CCSO Deputy on scene reported approximately 5 acres burning in trees with strong winds to the north. At least 2 structures are threatened. Evacuating those homes. UPDATE: At 3:39 the Deputy reported Forest Service on the scene working the fire. “The fire is being called the Flat Fire. UPDATE 8:14 PM Resources are currently on the scene of the 25-acre Flat Fire, located north of the San Francisco Peaks roughly 4.5 miles west of Highway 89. Resources include a water tender, seven engines, two hand crews, and air attack. The fire is moving at a moderate rate of spread through pinyon-juniper and grass and there are no longer any structures threatened at this time. The cause is under investigation. this page will auto-refresh with updates, if and when we get them.