TRUSTED NEWS LEADER FOR COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE & THE VERDE VALLEY
Tue, Jan. 21

Wildfire north of Sedona

The Bear Fire is burning above the Mogollon Rim, several miles west of East Pocket Lookout tower and north of Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness.  Forest officials estimate its size at 10 to 50 acres.

Investigators are trying to determine how the fire started, but lightning activity was reported in the area. About 70 firefighters and overhead aircrews are assigned to the fire along with one Type 1 Sky Crane type Helicopter.

The chopper is assisting firefighters in the steep brushy terrain along the Rim.  Air attack surveillance will also be monitoring the area throughout the day.  

Smoke may be visible along the Rim.

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