USDA Forest Service
Coconino National Forest
For Immediate Release Contact: Brady Smith 928-310-6817 or
Aug. 16, 2009 Brienne Magee 928-527-8290
Taylor Fire Update – 8:00 p.m.
Flagstaff, AZ – Firefighters are working to suppress the Taylor Fire, located approximately 13 miles southwest of Flagstaff in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness near Turkey Butte. Denny Nelson’s Northern Arizona Type 2 Incident Management Team will assume command at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.
Report Date/Time: Sunday, August 16, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Size: 650 acres
Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Fuels: Mixed conifer, oak, ponderosa pine, brush
Resources Committed: Personnel on scene: 110 including Taos Regular Crew, 3 Hotshot Crews, 2 Engines, Heli-tanker, Air Attack, and 2 air tankers. Approximately 400 additional resources on order.
Predicted Weather: Hot, dry and breezy conditions.
Coordinating Agencies: Coconino National Forest, APS, Flagstaff Fire Department, Coconino County Sheriff’s Department, and Department of Public Safety
Structures threatened: None
Closures: All trails in the area and Forest Roads 538 and 535 will be closed. Power from the nearby 230Kv line has been temporarily rerouted.
Southwest winds will move the majority of smoke toward Flagstaff. Residents should expect smoke and ash in town. Residual smoke will likely settle in the Flagstaff and Verde Valley areas overnight. For additional information, visit www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino
or call 928-527-3600