3/16/2013 3:18:00 PM Gazebo burns in Oak Creek Canyon
SEDONA - Sedona Fire District responded to a working gazebo fire at the Briar Patch Inn in Oak Creek Canyon shortly after 10 Wednesday morning. Crews worked to quickly control and stop the fire from extending to the house and other nearby buildings. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
Responding Battalion Chief Cochrane stated, "With a dry wildfire season approaching, this is a critical reminder of the need for fire safety and for vigilance and maintenance of maintenance of defensible space around buildings. Had this incident occurred deeper into fire season, a more significant fire loss would have resulted."
District Fire Investigator Kevin Sullivan indicated that investigation efforts were underway shortly after the initial response, and that the fire is currently under investigation.