8:50 Copley Fire Update

April 8th, 2018 at 12:38 PM

8:50 UPDATE – WHAT WE KNOW:
The Copley fire as of 8:50 PM is 86+ acres at this time. The fire was human caused by someone who was unlawfully burning in their private yard when the fire spread, causing four structures to be consumed; two mobile homes, one house and one camper. The person responsible for the fire has been arrested at this time and is being booked into jail. Dozens of personnel responded to the rapidly growing fire from several agencies. The fire is mainly under control now and there are no current evacuation orders at this time

5 PM UPDATE:

Copley Wildfire Fire Update

The Copley Wildfire is 50 plus acres. The Fire started at approximately 1217 hrs today. Several structures have been lost and it is undetermined wether or not any of these were primary residences. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The fire was a fast moving wind driven fire through dense juniper and brush. Approximately 75 residents have been evacuated. Those being evacuated are being sent to Summit Fire Station 31 at the corner of Townsend Winona and Cosnino Rd. CCSO is currently not allowing people to return to their homes. Townsend Winona is currently closed in both directions. Resources on scene include; Summit Fire and Medical, Flagstaff Fire Department, USFS, Highlands Fire Department, Division of Forestry & Fire Management, CCSO and DPS.

 

Multiple fire engines are responding to a wildfire that has broke out off of Copley Rd in Winona. A first alarm response has been requested from Flagstaff Fire Dept. The size of the fire as of 12:30PM is 3 acres. Updates will be provided on this page.

UPDATE: 12:40 At least one home is on fire at this time. more fire units being requested.

UPDATE 12:42 On scene units are battling the house fire. Wildfire is now running up a hill. Precise location is off of Red Mountain Rd.

UPDATE 1:13 pm Helicopter has been request for water drops. 1 house is a complete loss.

UPDATE 1:15 pm. County authorities have sent out a precautionary evacuation warning for this fire. Official text reads, “(Coconino County, AZ) Fast moving fire in the area near Copley east of Leupp Rd. Prepare your family for evacuation.”

UPDATE from CCSO 1:47 pm: The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Coconino County Emergency Management are reporting a fast moving fire in the area near Copley east of Leupp Rd. Messages have been sent to the area for pre-evacuation action. We will continue to monitor and update.

UPDATE 3:15 PM: We are getting reports that the fire has been contained at roughly 50 acres.

UPDATE: 5:45 PM: The Copley Wildfire is 50 plus acres. The Fire started at approximately 1217 hrs today. Several structures have been lost and it is undetermined wether or not any of these were primary residences. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The fire was a fast moving wind driven fire through dense juniper and brush. Approximately 75 residents have been evacuated. Those being evacuated are being sent to Summit Fire Station 31 at the corner of Townsend Winona and Cosnino Rd. CCSO is currently not allowing people to return to their homes. Townsend Winona is currently closed in both directions. Resources on scene include; Summit Fire and Medical, Flagstaff Fire Department, USFS, Highlands Fire Department, Division of Forestry & Fire Management, CCSO and DPS.

Photo courtesy: Darin Mathew
Photo courtesy: Darin Mathew

 

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63 thoughts on “8:50 Copley Fire Update

  1. Beth Daniels-Coe I am afraid this thing could possibly flare up overnight :'(
    Sending lots of prayers to our crews out there keeping an eye on it!!

  2. Monica J. Franke It is so heartbreaking to see the first wildfire of the season already :'( Thank God they were able to get it under control so fast!!!

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