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RV sparks wildfire off I-17 just north of Sedona exit

SEDONA, Ariz., June 5, 2022 – Firefighters are responding to a wildfire 4 miles north of Sedona exit 298, at approximately milepost 303 on the northbound side of Interstate 17.


Reported at 2:50 p.m., the Watermelon Fire began from an RV which caught on fire and spread to Coconino National Forest land. It is currently reported to be five acres with a moderate rate of spread.


Resources on scene include a battalion, Hotshot crew, seven engines, two fire prevention patrol units, a fuels crew and law enforcement officer which comprises about 70 personnel in total.


Motorists traveling north on I-17 should be aware that northbound traffic on I-17 is currently closed. Check for updates on the status of I-17.


More information will be shared as it is received.

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