Due to previously scheduled maintenance to the Snowflake High School gymnasium the temporary shelter will be relocated to the Holbrook High School cafeteria at 455 N 8th Avenue. The American Red Cross will continue to manage the shelter with the support of The Salvation Army. In addition the small animal shelter will also be relocated.
Please note that we still have the following areas on PRE-evacuation alert: McNary, Hon-dah, Pinetop, Lakeside, Show Low and Cedar Creek.
Ready Navajo County is a great tool for us to alert you if there is an emergency. Not just a wildfire, but winter storms, hazardous materials spills and more. Register now. If you evacuations are necessary, you will be notified via that system.
As a reminder, Navajo County is still in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. The following are prohibited during Stage 1 restrictions:
- Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire unless noted in the exemptions below.
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
- Use of any and all fireworks.
- Use of explosive targets.
- Use of tracer round ammunition.
The public can continue to get information on the Cedar Fire by calling the 311 Northeastern Arizona Public Information System at 928-333-3412.
Official incident information will be posted online at the Cedar Fire InciWeb page and the Cedar Fire Information Facebook page, as well as 311info.net, the Northeastern Arizona Public Information System website, maintained by emergency managers in the area, is also a good source for information.
Cedar Fire Summary:
- Location: South of Show Low, East of Highway 60 on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation
- Start date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
- Size: Approximately 26,739 acres
- Percent Contained: 40%
- Cause: Unknown/Under Investigation
- Resources Assigned: Approximately 770 personnel
- Fire activity: This afternoon, the fire activity has increased on the eastern flank, which is the normal activity expected during the hottest/driest part of the day. The fire has not crossed the control lines established on that side. The winds have shifted back from yesterday’s northerly winds (which pushed smoke south) to south/southwesterly winds (which are pushing smoke north/northeast). Daytime heating is lifting the smoke and breezy conditions are transporting it back to the north into Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside.