High winds could spread fire near Flagstaff

April 16, 2013

Firefighters in the Flagstaff area hope to keep high winds from spreading the Fisher Fire today. The blaze, about four miles south of Flagstaff, is being battled by 80-100 firefighters. They spent Monday tending to the fire in a steep canyon area, according to Brady Smith of the Coconino National Forest.

“There’s a lot of areas that the firefighters can’t get to because of safety reasons and it really wouldn’t benefit anybody to try and put out a fire on the side of a cliff anyway,” Smith said.  

The human-caused fire began Saturday. Smith says the best thing firefighters can do now is let it smolder.