Coconino County Sheriff's Office reports significant uptick in Memorial Day Weekend calls
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to more than a thousand calls for service over Memorial Day Weekend.
It was a significant uptick from the holiday weekend last year that saw about 700 calls.
About 20% of the calls this year involved forest and community patrols and many were related to outdoor recreation.
Deputies along with officers from the U-S Forest Service and other agencies focused on fire restrictions and off-road vehicle enforcement.
According to officials, one significant wildfire was reported in the county.
It was a 15-acre fire at Bear Canyon Lake near several dispersed campsites that’s believed to have been caused by an abandoned campfire.
Deputies gave out a dozen citations for violating fire restrictions over the weekend.