Clearing skies during the day will bring more smoke, with southwest winds blowing it northeast towards Winslow and the Hopi reservation. Smoke impacts in the Blue Ridge communities, Winslow, and the Hopi Reservation will be moderate during the day. Air quality will worsen at night for the Blue Ridge communities. The weather pattern should stay the same for the next few days. Visit the InciWeb link below for more air and smoke information.
The potential for fire activity still exists around the fire area. Existing pockets of fuel continue to burn within the fire perimeter and logs and stumps continue to hold heat and burn. The potential for falling snags remains. The fire continues to smolder and creep at a moderate rate. The remaining hot spots may spread within the fire’s perimeter as warmer and drier conditions continue during the week.
Patrol, mop-up of hot spots, and suppression-repair work continue. The repairs minimize fire suppression impacts on the landscape and mitigate soil erosion. This work will continue to improve and secure the fireline around the fire.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the Coconino National Forest will start a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment. The BAER team consists of resource specialists from diverse disciplines who assess fire damage and suppression effects, then evaluate mitigation measures. The BAER team considers risks to life, property, and natural and cultural resources and recommends work to minimize and prevent damage.
CHANGE: the Coconino National Forest area closure for the Tinder Fire has been revised. Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/coconino/home for more information.
Drones—It’s not worth the view. UAS, aka drones, pose dangers when flown over or near a wildfire. If you fly, someone could die! Visit https://www.nifc.gov/drones/ for more information on drones and wildfires.
Firefighters continue efforts to fully suppress the fire where they can do so safely and effectively. Objectives include ensuring emergency responder and public safety, protecting structures, facilities, and infrastructure in local communities including Starlight Pines 1 & 2, Tamarron Pines Phase 1-5, Blue Ridge Estates Units 1 & 2, Mogollon Ranchettes Unit 1 & 2, Clear Creek Pines 8 & 9, Moqui Ranchettes and Ponderosa Pines, and Camp Colley, protecting sensitive natural and cultural resources, and minimizing prolonged smoke impacts.
Tinder Fire Information: (928) 792-1666 or [email protected]
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Coconino County Recovery Info: (928) 213-2990 or (928)-679-8393, https:/www.coconino.az.gov/tinderfirerecovery
Tinder Fire Information: (928) 792-1666
Tinder Fire E-mail: [email protected]
Coconino County Evacuation/Structure/Re-entry/Recovery Info: (928) 213-2990 or (928)-679-8393 https://www.facebook.com/CoconinoCounty