OFFICIAL UPDATE: Walnut Fire located east of Flagstaff fully contained



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 10, 2024 — The small Walnut Fire, located east of Flagstaff along Interstate 40, is fully contained at a quarter of an acre.

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Three engines and two hand crews responded to suppress the fire, which was originally estimated at two acres, but determined to be a quarter-acre at the time of containment.

The interior portion of the fire may continue to produce minimal smoke and may remain visible from I-40 for a short period of time.

I-40 motorists are asked to remain cognizant of fire suppression efforts along the roadway as firefighters continue to monitor the fire.

The Walnut Fire was first reported the morning of April 10. Its cause is unknown.


Original FS Post: 10:48 AM Flagstaff Fire, Summit Fire, and State Forestry are all responding to a report of a wildland fire South of the I-40 near Walnut Canyon. Responding units are seeing large amounts of smoke in the area as well. UPDATE: Crews on the scene are reporting roughly 2 acres actively burning with a moderate rate of spread. No structures are threatened at this time. Updates will be posted here in real-time. UPDATE: This fire is being called the Walnut Fire. Most city units have been released from the scene as crews are extinguishing the fire.

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