2017 Boundary Fire Kendrick Area Trails Closed 180 closed

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2017 Boundary Fire Kendrick Area Trails Closed 180 closed

Post by hikeaz » Jun 08 2017 4:40 pm

The closure includes all Kendrick Mountain trails, Slate Mountain, Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Area, and Crowley Pit.
As of 6/9, US 180 remains closed in both directions northwest of Flagstaff because of the Boundary Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure is between mileposts 236 and 248.

The closure blocks the most direct route between Flagstaff and Valle. Drivers can use Interstate 40 and State Route 64 as alternate routes between those communities.

There is no estimated time to reopen US 180.

450 acres as of today, 6/9.
A hand crew was helicoptered up to Kendrick Peak Wednesday afternoon to wrap the structures in fire-resistant material and clear vegetation around them.
Fire Commander Rice said it was likely the Boundary Fire would grow to 17,000 acres and expected to have it contained in two to four weeks.

The closure boundary begins at the junction of Forest Road (FR) 171 and FR193 on the Coconino NF.
The boundary extends west onto the Kaibab NF on FR171 to FR 144.
On FR 144 the closure area travels north to FR 736.
The closure proceeds east along FR736 to FR 91.
The boundary follows FR 91to the forest boundary.
From the forest boundary on FR91,the closure extends northeast on the Coconino NF along FR 9023C to
FR 9005 and along FR 9005 to State Highway 180.

The closure extends south along State Highway 180 to the junction of FR 193 and then proceeds west along FR 193 to the junction with FR 171.
All roads and trails within the perimeter will be closed to the public, however, with the exception of FR91 on the Kaibab NF and FR’s 9005 and 9023C on the Coconino NF which will be barricaded and signed as closed, travel will be allowed on the other perimeter roads.


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Re: 2017 Boundary Fire Kendrick Area Trails Closed 180 closed

Post by toddak » Aug 01 2017 8:12 am

The closure order has been updated and now states that it will remain in effect until October 15 (unless rescinded earlier).

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