July 25, 2014
Fires smoldering near Forest Road 300 and the C.C. Cragin Pipeline on Friday morning. Photo captured by Greg McKelvey of the Civil Air Patrol as he flew on a Smoke Detector mission.
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Fires atop the Rim just smoldering now
Monsoonal winds pushed smoke into the Flagstaff, Sedona and Verde Valley areas from the Sitgreaves Complex on the Kaibab National Forest near Parks, AZ. With variable winds in the forecast, smoke is likely to drift toward these areas again for the next several days. Fire managers continue to coordinate with neighboring forests, municipal fire departments and the Az Department of Environmental Quality to monitor smoke impacts.
Greg McKelvey of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and Rim Country Photography Club snapped pictures of the smoldering fire on the Rim that has caused a haze over Payson and the surrounding area.