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Suspects facing charges in Railroad Fire south of Lowell Observatory

Multiple resources from the Forest Service and the City of Flagstaff responded to the 1-acre fire.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Flagstaff Police Department said Friday that suspects wanted in relation to a wildfire that started about a mile south of the Lowell Observatory have been identified and charges are pending.

Officials say at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, emergency crews received reports of a fire burning north of the Railroad Springs neighborhood. 

The U.S. Forest Service, Flagstaff Fire, Flagstaff police, and Coconino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to help fight the flames.

Businesses and homes in Railroad Springs, West Kaibab Lane, Westglen Mobile Home Park, Mars Hill and surrounding areas were temporarily put in 'SET' status due to the wildfire.

Those restrictions were lifted around 5 p.m. as the communities returned to 'READY' status.

If you have any information about the possible identity of this person, please contact the Flagstaff Police Department at 928-774-1414 or Silent Witness at 928-774-6111.

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