Drone Crash Causes Arizona Wildfire

Wildfire near Flagstaff burned over 300 acres

 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres.

U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire began shortly after noon Tuesday, but crews stopped its spread by 5:30 p.m. at an estimated 335 acres (about half a square mile).

They say the wildfire burned in grasslands southeast of Kendrick Park and produced smoked that had the potential to limit visibility in the area.

About 30 firefighters worked to contain the fire.

Forest Service officials the incident involved a personal drone, but didn’t immediately release any details about who owned it or why it crashed.

See also  Fire Warnings Issued for Six States

All contents © copyright 2018 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Topics

Subscribe to Our Monthly Newsletter

Stay in the loop with our wildland newsletter.

Wildfire near Flagstaff burned over 300 acres   FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire began shortly after noon Tuesday, but crews stopped its spread by 5:30 p.m. at an estimated […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

Reckless Burning Charge Against Federal Burn Boss Dismissed

Reckless Burning Charge Against Federal Burn Boss Dismissed

JAYSON JACOBY - Baker City Herald, Ore. Criminal charges have been dismissed against Ricky Lane Snodgrass, the U.S. Forest Service employee charged with reckless burning after overseeing a prescribed fire in Grant County in October 2022. Charges were moved from Grant...