“We are pleased to announce the evacuation order for the communities of Red Cabin Ranch, Whiting Homestead and Carlock Ranch will be lifted at 8:00 a.m. Thursday. This includes the pre-evacuation notices for Greens Peak Hideaway and Hidden Meadows,” said Incident Commander Matt Reidy. “The residents have been very understanding and their cooperation was appreciated during this trying time period. We understand residents have been away from their homes and are very anxious to return.” Special entry permits will be issued at existing roadblocks to residents and their invited guests only. The evacuated area will remain closed to the general public until further notice.
Access to previously evacuated areas will be limited. To access Red Cabin Ranch or Whiting Homestead, use County Road 3123 south from US Highway 60 to County Road 1327. Carlock Ranch can be accessed on County Road 3140 south from US Highway 60. Greens Peak Hideaway and Hidden Meadows are accessible from State Highway 260 north on Forest Road 118. To access Neagle Ranch, take Country Road 3140 north from McNary.
A partial closure of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests remains in place. Violators of the closure will be cited. For more information see http://tinyurl.com/mv4pvna. A closure is also in place for a portion of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Additional information regarding the San Juan Fire can be found by calling 311 or 928-333-3412.