Wildfire stopped within a few feet of Flagstaff homes

- Crews from three different fire departments stopped a wildfire that was threatening several homes in Flagstaff on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Flagstaff Fire says a firefighter captain spotted the smoke on Saturday and decided to investigate before fire crews arrived.  The captain found heavy smoke and flames that were threatening several homes in the area of St. Moritz and Fanning Drive.

Crews from Flagstaff, Summit Fire and the Highlands Fire Department all responded to the scene to make an aggressive attack on the fire.  Flames were within just a few feet of these homes.  Crews knocked down the flames within ten minutes and sprayed a wet line around the home to stop the flames.

Crews kept an eye on the area to make sure all the flames were out.  No injuries were reported and all the properties were saved.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.  But fire crews are advising people it's important to fully extinguish all campfires using water, and to turn the soil until any embers are cold.

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