What is the name and location of the wildfire?
The Volunteer Wildfire is a 1,541-acre wildfire as of June 5, 2023 (1). It is located about 16 miles southwest of Flagstaff and south of Parks in the Coconino National Forest in Arizona, United States.
The fire was caused by lightning on May 23.
Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?
Poor air quality from the Volunteer Wildfire could affect Flagstaff, Garland Prairie, Parks (along Interstate 40), Sedona, and Sycamore Canyon.
What is the current containment status of the wildfire?
The Volunteer Wildfire is 0% contained as of June 5.
Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?
There are no evacuation orders or emergency alerts. However, since the fire is being managed for forest health and no structures are threatened, it is unlikely that any evacuation orders or alerts are in place. Firefighters are employing indirect strategies to protect values at risk, including areas adjacent to the fire perimeter, including a Navajo Army Depot, a Mexican spotted owl habitat, and private land with ranches and homes.
Road closures are in effect in the area of fire operations.
How can I protect myself from wildfire smoke?
Always plan ahead to protect yourself from wildfire smoke.
- Get a free air quality app for real-time air quality alerts and forecasts.
- Shut doors and windows and set the HVAC to recirculate mode.
- Run a high-performance air purifier to filter wildfire smoke.
- Contribute to your community’s outdoor air quality data.
Stay indoors; if you do need to go outdoors, wear a KN95/FFP2 mask.