A wildfire north of Flagstaff has burned 200 acres and is continuing to grow as of Sunday, Coconino National Forest tweeted.
The fire, named the Museum Fire, was reported around 11 a.m. by fire lookouts and multiple calls from the public, according to the incident report.
According to the report the Museum Fire is located in the Dry Lake Hills area northwest of Mount Elden.
Smoke will be visible from Flagstaff and other local communities. The report advises drivers to use extreme caution when driving on U.S. Highways 180 and 89 north of Flagstaff, as firefighting crews respond to the area.
Evacuation notice issued
An evacuation notice has been issued for the recreational areas of Forest Road 420 to U.S. 89 and Shultz Pass Road to private land, according to Coconino County Emergency Management.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit is on-scene and assisting with the evacuation.
A pre-evacuation notice has also been issued for the area of Forest Road 420 to Friedlein Prairie.
“If people see fire, they are asked to leave the area immediately,” the agency said in a written statement.
Wildland firefighters are responding with ground crews, engines, heavy helicopters, fixed wind and attack aircraft, according to the report.
This is a developing story.
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