Forest Service authorities suspect human caused Chimney Springs Fire

Arizona Daily Sun (July 5, 2019) by Scott Buffon


Forest Service officials suspect a person is at fault for the Chimney Springs Fire near the Arizona Scenic Trail on Wednesday.

Authorities do not know what specifically started the fire near where the Arizona Trail connects to the Schultz Creek Trail. The Schultz Creek Trail is still closed due to the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. The fire was contained yesterday at seven acres by 5:30 p.m., according to George Jozens, spokesman for the Coconino National Forest.

“There was no lightning in the area, so we know it was human caused. It is being investigated at this time,” Jozens said.

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