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 Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross and a number of state, county and local agencies and organizations have opened an Individual Assistance Service Center (“IASC”) and is urging those affected by the Tinder Fire to contact the Red Cross at 800-842-7349 or visit the IASC to open a case.
The assistance center is located at the Blue Ridge Community Church, 5023 Enchanted Gardens Lane in Happy Jack and will be open as follows:
Road blocks will be removed from HWY 87 at 4 p.m., after a successful and incident free day of re-entry for Tinder Fire affected Blue Ridge-area residents.
Road blocks on the east side of HWY 87, where home loss was most prevalent, will remain in effect and patrolled by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. Access will be denied to everyone except residents of those neighborhoods.
Media are asked to respect the public’s privacy as people settle back into their homes and begin to rebuild.