Fisher Fire: Wildfire burns 100 acres near Fisher Canyon in Flagstaff, 0 percent contained

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - A wildfire sparked in the Coconino National Forest Friday afternoon is expected to grow to 150 acres, officials said.

The Fisher Fire is burning timber on slopes near Fisher Point in Walnut Canyon, approximately six miles southeast of Flagstaff, said Heather Noel, acting public affairs officer for the U.S. Forest Service

PHOTOS: Wildfire burns in Fisher Canyon in Coconino National Forest.

The fire was reported around 3 p.m. on Friday.

As of 9 p.m., the fire remained at zero percent contained.

The Coconino National Forest tweeted that 60 fire personnel were battling the 85-acre fire and would be working into the night.

A Flagstaff hotshot crew, three engines and other fire personnel responded to the fire, said Noel. She also said that no nearby structures are threatened.

Crews are working on group torching, as well as creating a direct and indirect dozer line.

AIR15 video showed a plane surveying the fire. Large plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the air.

The ABC15 Weather Forecasters said fire conditions will remain high in northern Arizona for the weekend as breezy and dry conditions stick around.


The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for updates.

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