Museum Fire To Cost More Than $12 Million
Agencies that fought a wildfire that burned north of Flagstaff expect it to cost more than $12 million.
The U.S. Forest Service estimates it spent about $9 million to contain the Museum Fire.
Coconino County expects to spend about $1.4 million to get on top of potential flood mitigation — filling sandbags and installing barriers. And the Arizona Daily Sun reports the Burn Area Emergency Response team is looking at a $2 million bill.
The fire sparked on July 21 and was declared fully contained on Aug. 15.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.