Resources: 470 personnel including 9 crews, 4 helicopters, 28 engines, 6 dozers, 2 water tenders, and other support personnel.
The evacuation order for the Blue Ridge communities was lifted today and residents were allowed to re-enter their properties. For additional information call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 928-213-2990 or 928-679-8393.
The Highway 87 closure was lifted today. Visit https://twitter.com/ArizonaDOT or call 511 for current status.
Unauthorized use of unmanned aircraft (also known as “drones”) in a fire area endangers the lives of pilots and firefighters. Never fly unmanned aircraft over or near a fire. If you fly, someone could die! There was smoldering and creeping fire activity today. Heavy fuels, like logs, continue hold heat. The remaining hot spots within the fire’s perimeter still have the potential to spread as the warmer, drier conditions continue over the next few days.
There was increased smoke from burnout operations today. The smoke did not move to the south as expected but stayed over the general fire area and the Incident Command Post with a little moving west towards Camp Verde. An inversion will build into the fire area tonight which will hold smoke close to the ground until the inversion lifts midmorning tomorrow.
Firefighters completed a burnout operation in the Clear Creek drainage to secure the northeast corner of the fire. Burnout operations were also conducted on the east side of the fire to further secure unburned interior islands within the fire perimeter. Firefighters continued to secure fire line and do suppression repair on other areas of the fire to help minimize impacts on the landscape and minimize the potential for soil erosion.
Firefighters continued, mop-up, and suppression repair in the area of the fire affected Blue Ridge communities. Demobilization of resources continued today.
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 Range 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 (public) (605) 351-7914 (media) or [email protected]
Coconino County Evacuation/Structure/Re-entry Info: (928) 213-2990 or (928)-679-8393
InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5763/ (includes links to County Emergency Alert sign-up, etc.)
Acres: estimated 13,109 acres
Start Date: April 27, 2018
Cause: Abandoned Illegal Campfire
Origin Location: 1.5 mi NE of Blue Ridge
Reservoir Jurisdiction: Coconino National Forest
Fuels: Timber (grass and understory)
Structures Lost: 33 primary residences, 54 minor structures