Final Update to The Abby Fire

March 27th, 2016 at 9:52 PM

Early this morning, the Flagstaff Fire Department was dispatched to the wooded area near Fisher point in Flagstaff for the report of a possible wildfire. FFD sent multiple wildland units as well as a battalion chief to the incident. Once on scene, crews reported a 5 to 10 acre fire burning at a moderate rate of spread with gusty wind conditions. This fire was named the Abby Fire and the Battalion Chief from FFD took charge of fire operations. Because the fire was wind driven, crews had a difficult time containing it.
Flagstaff Fire units along with USFS fire crews were able to contain the fire to 30 acres. Multiple spot fires were reported by fire crews but were luckily extinguished before growing. The current fire conditions the last couple of days have proven to be extreme for this time of year. There were multiple reports of tree’s torching and high flame lengths.The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. This fire is considered to be under control and will be managed over the next few days in order to assure it is fully extinguished. Smoke will be visible in the affected area for the time being. Thankfully no structures were threatened during the fire and no firefighter injuries were reported.

The Flagstaff Fire Department would like to remind you that it is illegal to have an open campfire within the city limits. As Wildfire season has already begun, we would ask you all to remember to be firewise and prepare a safe space around your homes, clearing any and all flammable materials or fuels that may present a hazard during a fire.12495125_1358269190866863_3514703894408650466_n

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