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Aerial Video of Secret Mountain Fires From Soldiers Pass West Sedona

Sheri Sperry August 7, 2018

Soldiers Pass West Sedona Aerial Video

Aerial Video Secret Mountain from Soldiers Pass- August 2018 – These fires started north of Boynton Canyon on top of Secret Mountain and could be seen easily throughout the Sedona area. The video shows the smoke rising. Fortunately, the smoke missed the Sedona Valley. However as night fell, cooler temperatures allowed the smoke to drop.

The fires were right above Enchantment Resort but are now moving north.

  • Cause: Lightning – Predicted Smoke Impact Area: Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Verde Valley, Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort and Seven Canyons Resort.
  • Resources: No action being taken due to significant risk .
  • Fire modeling indicates the fires will not pose a risk to communities and unlikely to grow out of the wilderness. Fires are being monitored.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, a five year study stated that local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 22,600 fires per year that were started by lightning. In addition, federal and state government departments reported another 9000 wild-land fires. This study was done by the National Interagency Fire Center in a 4 year period. Most of the fires were started outdoors but civilian deaths generally occur when lightning strikes homes.

aerial secret mountain

Soldiers Pass, West Sedona Arizona

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