Woody Mountain Road reopens

FLAGSTAFF —According to a press release issued by Coconino National Forest, the Flagstaff Fire Department is re-opened Woody Mountain Road to public at 3 p.m. today (June 16).

Fire crews will continue mopping up and monitoring the fire through the weekend.

Bob Orrill, Incident Commander with Flagstaff Fire Department on the Woody Fire, reports that crews are also sawing down burned hazardous trees.

Crews working on the fire include: three 20-person inmate hand crews from the Arizona Department of Corrections; Navajo Scouts and San Carlos Scouts; engines and water tenders from Flagstaff Fire Dept. Sedona Fire Dept., Highlands Fire Dept., Summit Fire Dept. and Verde Fire Dept.

Mopping up is like making sure a campfire is out.... pouring water on hot spots to cool the heat, stirring with dirt and feeling to make sure the fire is dead out.

Folks are reminded to use caution when traveling on the road, which served as the eastern edge of the Woody Fire.

A reminder, the Arboretum annual Plant Sale is out Woody Mountain Road this weekend.

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