• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Fire Facility FONSI

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Date: August 8, 2006
Contact: Jeri DeYoung, 928-526-1157 x236
Contact: Bob van Belle, 928-526-1157 x 275




Flagstaff, Arizona – Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument officials announce that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed fire facility was signed by the Intermountain Regional Director of the National Park Service. The finding was made after reviewing public comments on the Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect released in June.


The fire facility would house and protect two existing NPS wildland fire engines, and improve NPS response capabilities to wildland fire.


The FONSI can be obtained by contacting the monument at 928-526-1157 ext. 236. It is also available online at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?projectId=12038&documentID=16407


Did You Know?

A firey night eruption in Hawaii

The eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano must have been a powerful event. It destroyed all plants within a 5-mile radius. A fountain of fire, 850 feet high, was visible for miles around. An ash cloud rose 2.5 miles into the sky, and falling ash covered about 64,000 acres.