Slate Fire Grows, Moves Northeast Of Flagstaff

KNAU (June 10, 2021)

Crews continue to manage a fire about 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff; the Slate Fire has grown to about 2,000 acres, or about 3.1 square miles, according to a Wednesday morning report from Coconino National Forest officials.

The fire prompted continued closures along Highway 180. Slate and Red Mountain trailheads, along with Kendrick Cabin and parts of the Arizona Trail, have been closed.

Forest officials say they’re working to shield the fire from the nearby Cedar Ranch, and that no structures are under threat. The fire’s cause is still unknown according to the Bureau of Land Management. State records show a human-caused fire occurred in the same area in 1996.