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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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Bar M Fire and Island Fires update; Sitgreaves Complex smoke drifts our way; Fay Fire Final Update

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.

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Civil Air Patrol captures photo of smoke on the Rim

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.

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