Kendrick Fire: Human-caused wildfire burning 15 miles north of Flagstaff

Posted at 4:46 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 21:00:40-04

A wildfire is burning 15 miles north of Flagstaff within the Coconino National Forest.

The fire -- referred to as the Kendrick Fire -- is estimated to be at 275 acres. It was reported Friday afternoon.

Forest officials believe the fire was human-caused, according to a news release.

It is located east of Kendrick Park and south of Saddle Mountain.

As of Sunday morning, officials said the fire had been 75% contained.


Forest officials said no structures are currently threatened.

Officials estimated the fire would be fully contained sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning, with fire control anticipated later in the day Saturday.

Forest officials said on Friday a helicopter that was inbound to assist in the firefighting was delayed due to a drone flying in the area near the fire.

The Forest Service reminds the public that members of the public should never fly a drone near a wildfire as it could cause serious injury or death to firefighters or the public on the ground.

There are no closures or evacuations planned currently.