Three fires burning north of Sedona received some rain helping with suppression efforts, slowing activity and wetting fuels

Fire managers with the Coconino National Forest say they are using all of the ground suppression efforts possible on the Platypus, Rhino and Surveyor Fires north of Sedona. The three fires burning north of Sedona are in extremely hazardous and rugged terrain received some rain on Wednesday helping with suppression efforts by slowing its activity and wetting fuels. Coconino National Forest spokesperson George Jozens says crews are continuing to protect public safety, private property, cultural sites, major utilities and trailheads. Actions are also taken to minimize smoke impacts where possible and necessary. Thunderstorms building in the area of the fires may randomly change wind directions making smoke patterns very difficult to predict. Additionally, monsoon weather and precipitation may assist in further suppression of these wildfires.


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