Fire Season 2019

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Flagstaff officials and many residents remain on edge about possible flooding from the Museum Fire. But it’s the city’s homeless population that is uniquely vulnerable. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, social service organizations are gearing up to help.

Grand Canyon National Park has temporarily closed a few areas because of the Ikes Fire that is located within a Planning Area.

Officials with Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff are hosting an open house Monday to answer resident’s questions about potential flooding due to the Museum Fire.

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Coconino County emergency managers are anticipating heavy flooding in some parts of Flagstaff following the Museum Fire. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, much of the watershed in east Flagstaff burned significantly, which makes it susceptible to flooding during the monsoon.

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The Museum Fire north of Flagstaff ignited in an area of forest recently thinned by the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, a voter-approved forest restoration initiative. Log decks and slash piles were still on the ground. As KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, it’s unclear how that may have affected the fire’s behavior.