The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce lifting the evacuation of the residents living on the Elden Lookout Road.
The Southwest Incident Management Team that is managing the Museum Fire has determined that the status and condition of the fire at this time is no longer an imminent threat to the Elden Lookout Road area and has recommended allowing residents back into their homes.
Residents returning to the Elden Lookout Road area will return to a “Set” status. The Incident Management Team reminds all residents that the conditions and status of the fire could change at any time resulting in a return to a “Set” or “Go” (evacuation) status.
The Sheriff’s Office will begin the re-entry of the Elden Lookout Road residents at 1:00 pm today (Wednesday, July 24). Evacuated residents are instructed to report in person to Deputies staged at Sechrist School (2230 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001). Residents will be required to show identification verifying their address. Residents will be provided informational packets advising them of ongoing air operations and current forest closures.
The verification point for re-entry at Sechrist School will be open from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Residents who are unable to go to Sechrist School during those hours will need to check in with law enforcement at the roadblock located at Hwy 180 and Schultz Pass Road for verification.
Only residents will be allowed back into the Elden Lookout Road area. All members of the public are reminded to be mindful and cautious of the increase in traffic in firefighting apparatus and closure of the forest in and around the fire area.
Drones of any kind are prohibited from flying over the area. When an unidentified aircraft, manned or unmanned, is sighted in the fire area, all air operations must shut down immediately. This poses significant risk to fire personnel and suspends crucial air suppression tactics.