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Izabel Fire

izabel fire
Photo by Dave Anning

A five-acre wildfire on the east-facing slope of McMillian Mesa Friday afternoon appears to have been caused by youngsters playing with fireworks. The first of the fire's two alarms was called in at 2:14 pm, and by 3:45 p.m., firefighters had established a perimeter around the fire with the help of four slurry drops, holding the blaze to about five acres, said Jim Wheeler, assistant fire chief for the Flagstaff Fire Department. Luckily no structures were damaged.

Dave Anning captured some of the action from the USGS campus in this photo gallery.

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