Point Fire burns 190 acres near Sedona

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jul 24, 2016

A wildfire is burning close to Sedona but is not threatening any structures.

Fire officials say the lightning-caused Point Fire started Wednesday around noon on Munds Mountain, about 3 miles east of Sedona.

It has burned 190 acres, most of it rugged terrain.

Smoke and some flames are visible from Sedona, the Verde Valley and major highways.

Firefighters on the ground and helicopters with buckets are being used to help suppress and contain the fire.

Crews are focused on ensuring the fire does not spread northward or off the Munds mesa into surrounding canyons.

Roughly 55 personnel are assigned to the fire.

Officials have closed Munds Mountain Trial and Jack Canyon Trail while the fire remains active.