Fisher Fire in Flagstaff partially contained

Firefighters have gained considerable control of a wildfire burning south of Flagstaff near the Canyon Vista Campground.

Coconino National Forest spokeswoman Heather Noel said crews had the 175-acre Fisher Fire about 50 percent contained Saturday night.

Firefighters said no growth has been reported and all fire lines are secure.

More than 100 crew members have been battling the fire since it began Friday around 3 p.m. near the Fisher Canyon area.

The cause is still under investigation.

Noel said anyone doing recreational activities should check for any trail or road closures.

Neighbors who live closest to the Fisher Fire say they're now on alert for fire season.

Fire officials told residents to prepare for an evacuation Friday.

"That was really scary. So I headed straight home and I just grabbed all the important things," said Brittany Jones.

Jones got the call while she was at work.

Meanwhile resident Jimmy Wright said, "It makes you feel antsy. My daughter was kind of tearing up last night while trying to figure out what to pack."

Firefighters seem to have the upper hand, but these residents are still making evacuation plans because they know that can change.

"You never know when it's going to happen. You never know if it's going to come and destroy your home," Jones said.

Fire officials said Saturday no structures are threatened and no evacuations are necessary at this time.

Officials are asking those nearby to register for the emergency alerts called CodeRED.

Those interested can sign up on the Coconino County website .

Forest Service officials say the fire is in the same area of a wildfire from last year.


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