Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Coconino County to lift Tinder Fire evacuation order for residents Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is expected to allow residents evacuated by the Tinder Fire to return to their properties in a scheduled, staged re-entry on Friday, May 4. The evacuation order will only be lifted once it is deemed safe by the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Incident Management Team. Hazards still exist in the area so the re-entry date and times may change without warning. Returning residents will be required to show identification to law enforcement officials before being allowed beyond the staffed checkpoints north and south of Blue Ridge. If the address on the ID does not match the property address, then residents will be asked to produce a utility bill or similar document to confirm the address. To ensure everyone can check on their properties in a safe, orderly and timely fashion, residents will be limited to two vehicles per person, officials have issued the following re-entry schedule:
· 8:00 am – noon
Residents who have lost their homes
This includes those property owners who have been pre-contacted and advised of loss of their structures.
· Noon – 2 p.m.
Residents east of State Road 87All other residents east of SR 87 in the communities of Tamarron Pines, Blue Ridge Estates, Ponderosa Pines, Mogollon Ranch, Clear Creek Pines Units 8 and 9, Starlight Ranchettes, Moqui Ranch and Moqui Ranchettes).
· 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Residents west of State Road 87 All residents west of SR 87 in the communities of Clear Creek Pines Units 3 & 7, Clear Creek Pines Units 4, 5 and 6, Pine Canyon, Fisher).
All road blocks will be lifted to public use. To assist returning residents, the following organizations will form an Individual Assistance Support Center at the Blue Ridge Community Church, just north of the Blue Ridge Fire District Station at 5023 Enchanted Gardens.
Those wishing to support incident survivors’ recovery can make a tax-deductible cash donation via text message by texting “2018Fire” to 41444. People can also donate into a designated fund established through the United Way of Northern Arizona (https://nazunitedway.org).