Some fires on the Coco Forest nearing the end

Coconino National Forest fire managers are hoping their will be less smoke to deal with in the coming days. Officials say the Bristow Fire near Munds Park should show less smoke each day this week as the fire burns out. The Seep Fire near Kendrick Park and Highway-180 near Flagstaff is nearly out. The Surveyor Fire in Oak Creek Canyon remains at 10-acres and is being monitored and the Deer Fire near CC Cragin Reservoir will be allowed to burn another 1,000-acres. Producing the most smoke at this time is the Platypus and Rhino Fires in the Secret Mountain Wilderness near Sedona. Officials say the fires remain too dangerous to put firefighters on the ground to suppress them, so crews are building containment lines ahead of the fires to keep them from spreading outside of their management boundaries. Smoke from these fires will continue to impact Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon and the Verde Valley. Some interior burning on the Deer Fire is taking place today.


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