Forest Highlands

At noon on May 26, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office lifted its pre-evacuation warning for residents impacted by the Slide Fire in Kachina Village and Forest Highlands subdivisions south of Flagstaff.

Mandatory evacuations remain in place in Oak Creek Canyon from Slide Rock State Park to Sterling Springs Hatchery.

The decision to lift the pre-evacuation notice is based on discussions with the Slide Fire Incident Command Team; progress made to date on combating the fire and near-term forecast weather conditions.

The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, predominantly on the west side of the canyon.  The Slide fire is approximately 14,100  acres and estimated to be 25 percent contained. 

The Incident Management Team thanks the Sedona Fire Department for having a structure preparation plan in place for Oak Creek Canyon. This plan assisted team members in quickly dispatching resources to appropriate areas. This smooth transition was elemental in protecting structures within the canyon.

Today:

The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, predominantly on the west side of the canyon.

Today:

Fire behavior has been suppressed today by smoke and cloud cover. Weather conditions over the Slide Fire created a smoke inversion over the fire and surrounding areas throughout most of the day. This caused incident aircraft to be grounded and the use of helicopters for aerial ignition could not occur until late in the afternoon.

The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, predominantly on the west side of the canyon. The fire is approximately 10,609 acres.

Last night crews performed firing operations along the north side of the fire to remove fuel along a power line which supplies electricity to Flagstaff. Night time firing operations were especially effective because lower temperatures, higher humidity, and calmer wind moderated fire behavior.

The Slide Fire is located in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park and burning northward, up the canyon into places such as West Fork and Harding Point.

Today:

Crews continued to hold the fire west of Highway 89A and south of Fry Canyon. A small spot fire occurred across the northern line into an area that was thinned in 2006. Because this area was previously treated, the spot fire was unable to grow and crews quickly extinguished it.

1. Has there been an evacuation notice given? The only evacuation notice given is for the residents within Oak Creek Canyon north of Slide Rock State Park. There has been a “Pre-Evacuation” notice given to the residents of the Kachina Village and Forest Highlands neighborhoods.

2. How do I receive emergency notifications by phone or email in the event of an evacuation or other extreme event? Go to the County Website at Coconino.az.gov/emergency and enroll in the County’s emergency response system: CodeRed.

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