Fire Season 2019

Fire officials say they are beginning to gain an advantage over the Museum Fire north of Flagstaff—thanks to this week's cooler weather and spotty rain showers.

The fire has grown very little over the past few days. It was reported Sunday morning at the Dry Lake Hills area between Mount Elden and the San Francisco Peaks and the cause is under investigation.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Crews are still working to suppress the Museum Fire in Flagstaff that stands at nearly 2,000 acres with 12 percent containment. Today media were allowed to tour the fire from a safe vantage point.  KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Melissa Sevigny

Monsoon moisture is aiding efforts to suppress the Museum Fire burning one mile north of Flagstaff. But city officials warn residents in nearby neighborhoods to prepare for flash floods. More than one hundred thousand sandbags have been distributed to affected areas. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Firefighters continue to work to bolster containment lines around the Museum Fire north of Flagstaff.

The fire is 12% contained and has burned 1,887 acres or about three-square miles according to the latest reports on inciweb as of Wednesday evening.

Coconino National Forest

Coconino National Forest has announced the area around the Museum Fire will be closed to the public possibly for more than a month.