Maid Fire fully contained

The Maid Fire produced quite a bit of smoke as it burned more than a week in Coconino National Forest. (CNF)

The Maid Fire produced quite a bit of smoke as it burned more than a week in Coconino National Forest. (CNF)

Coconino National Forest announced the Maid Fire is 100% contained at 942 acres as of Sunday, Nov. 12.

Officials noted it may produce very small traces of smoke as leaves and small brush smolder within the fire perimeter on Apache Maid mountain, "but hardly noticeable." It had been burning east of Interstate 17 near the Stoneman Lake exit.

An emergency closure order remains in place for Apache Maid mountain, which includes Forest Roads 620, 620D, and 644G. This order will be in place through March 30, 2024, unless rescinded earlier.

Firefighters will continue to patrol the area to ensure the fire remains contained.

The human-caused wildfire was first reported at 5:11 a.m. on Nov. 4 by a member of the public. The specific cause is still under investigation. The incident commander is Joel Presmyk.


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