Resources: 625 personnel including 14 crews, 7 helicopters, 44 engines, 7 dozers, 13 water tenders, and other support personnel
Snow and rain over the fire area yesterday significantly helped limit fire activity. Heavy fuels, like logs, continue to smolder and hold heat. As warmer, drier conditions return over the next few days, remaining heat within the fire’s perimeter still has the potential to spread.
The Tinder Fire has grown to an estimated 11,420 acres and is zero percent contained. The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation. The Tinder fire started April 27, about 1.5 miles northeast of Blue Ridge Reservoir on the Coconino National Forest. Resources include 559 personnel, including 15 crews, six helicopters, 40 engines, three dozers, 10 watertenders and overhead.
Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) has activated an Emergency Operations Center in support of the Tinder Fire. The center opened at 8 a.m., April 28 and personnel are preparing and coordinating services in the event the fire spreads.
The Tinder Fire started at 11 a.m. on April 27 in East Clear Creek of the Blue Ridge area, southwest of Arizona State Highway 87. The U.S. National Weather Service expects winds from the southwest to increase to 30 mph throughout the day increasing fire danger.