Update (11:35 p.m.): Burnout ops to be conducted between Mount Elden Rd. and the southern portion of Brookbank Trail, per Coconino National Forest. Expect visible flames throughout the night.
Update (6:00 p.m.): Type 1 Incident Management Team arriving tomorrow to assume command over fire, per Coconino National Forest.
Update (4:17 p.m.): Coconino County has set up a call center to answer any questions about the fire. Incident report now has the Museum Fire at 400 acres.
Update (4:03 p.m.): A shelter at Sinagua Middle School at 3850 East Butler Avenue has been opened by the American Red Cross for anybody that has been evacuated due to the Museum Fire
Update (3:24 p.m): The fire is now reported at 200 acres.
A wildfire north of Flagstaff, now being referred to as the Museum Fire, has burned 20 acres and is expected to grow, according to the incident report. The fire was reported by fire lookouts and passers-by shortly before 11 a.m.
Wildland firefighters are currently responding with ground crews, engines, helicopters, fixed wing and attack aircraft in the Dry Lake Hills area northwest of Mount Elden. A total of 182 personal are on the scene.
Coconino County tweeted an evacuation notice for the recreational areas of Forest Rd. 420 to Highway 89 and Schultz Pass Road to private land. A preevacuation notice has also been issued to the areas of Forest Rd. 420 to Friedlein Prairie Road.
Residents should expect visible smoke from the Flagstaff area and surrounding communities. The public is advised to use extreme caution when driving on Highways 180 and 89 north of Flagstaff, according to the incident report due to a large presence of firefighter vehicles travelling in the area.