Pre-Evacuation Warning Given to Kachina Village, Forest Highlands Residents
Incident: Slide Fire Wildfire
Coconino County has issued a pre-evacuation warning for residents in Kachina Village and Forest Highlands subdivisions. There has not been a mandatory evacuation given at the time of this release.
Residents at this time are advised to prepare to evacuate from their homes. County Emergency Management encourages those in the affected neighborhoods to begin packing important items they may need for several days. These items include prescriptions, important papers, any special dietary needs and pets.
The County has set up a call center for the public to obtain general information about the impacts of the Slide Fire. For additional information, call 928-679-4173.
Residents will be given advanced warning when any further action is required. If a mandated evacuation is to take place, residents will be notified via the CodeRed emergency system and Coconino Sheriff uniformed deputies will go door-to-door to evacuate residents.
Officials have set up an evacuation center located at Sinagua Middle School at 3950 E Butler Ave. in Flagstaff. A shelter for pets has been set up at the Coconino Humane Association 3501 E. Butler Ave.
The County is reminding people to please register their cellphone number with the County’s CodeRED emergency notification system at www.coconino.az.gov/emergency. Only those residents whose numbers are registered will receive a direct phone call about any type of pre- or mandatory evacuation order.
Due to smoke in the greater Flagstaff area, the public is asked to limit their exposure outside. The County Public Health Services District advises the public that if they feel ill as a result of wildfire smoke to please take necessary precautions. Some tips for those that feel ill would be to stay indoors, use a HEPA filter and limit your activities and contact your health care provider for additional instructions.