I guess a lot of that Sedona area needed a burn before the bad human came in. The Skunk fire was lightning
Quote from a BLM officer who worked the fire:
"Oak Creek Canyon lovers: The Canyon is still green and intact... Still beautiful... Campgrounds unharmed, resorts in Canyon fine, just a little nuked landscape near Slide Rock State Park and in some places on the Canyon Walls... west side. When I hiked into lower West Fork trail last Sunday after fire went through there, understory was burned out/cleaned out and tall Ponderosa Pines unburned... Nice understory cleaning, as I suspect the rest of West Fork is from the IR imagery we looked at everyday!! The top of the Plateau looks like the same nice understory cleaning, with 95% of the canopies of the P-Pine untouched."
Hers some pics of that fire