Lightning-sparked Committee Fire burning east of Sedona on Munds Mountain burns nearly 300 acres
COCONINO COUNTY, Ariz. - The Committee Fire burning east of Sedona on Munds Mountain has charred nearly 300 acres after it was sparked by lightning, Coconino National Forest officials said.
The fire is moving at about an average pace through what's being described as "heavy brush."
The fire is being battled by helicopters, a hotshot crew, and engine and fuels crews.
"Smoke will continue to be visible from the Sedona area, as well as along Interstate 17. No structures are threatened at this time," officials said.
Munds Mountain Trail and Jacks Canyon Trail are closed during the firefight.
The fire was reported at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, July 15, and was likely caused by lightning.
The fire is 14% contained.
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