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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Schultz fire

It's so weird that I haven't been to Flagstaff in 10 years, and now that I'm planning to be there in a week, the place is buring down. Really shocking fire - 14,000 acres and counting.

June 23, 2010 - According to this morning's Schultz Fire update, the wildfire remains at 14,000 acres, with 20% containment. Lighter winds mean tankers and helicopters are flying today. One of the areas of great concern is the fragile Kachina Peaks Wilderness where firefighters must use minimal impact suppression tactics.

Almost 950 people are now involved in fighting the Schultz Fire, burning five miles north of Flagstaff, which was started on June 20 by an abandoned campfire.

The fireline protecting homes is holding and the evacuationa has been lifted this morning, allowing residents to return home. A smoke advisory has been updated.


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