The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has ordered an evacuation for all Blue Ridge Tinder Fire affected communities north, east and west of Hwy 87 including
Moquis Ranchettes, all Starlight Pines, all Clear Creek, all Timber Ranch, all Tamarron, Pine Canyon, Blue Ridge Estates, Ponderossa Pines and Mogollon Ranches.
A reception for evacuated residents at the Winslow Junior High School, 1100 N. Colorado Ave. Winslow, Ariz 86047. Residents are advised to evacuate north on State Hwy 87 as southbound roads are currently closed.
The Eastside project has produced piles of debris from hand-thinning of trees, which will be burned tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 29) near Flagstaff and will produce smoke visible to surrounding residents.
The pile burns will be in two main locations: one is located about two miles south of Little America near Pine Canyon subdivision and the Heckethorn community. The other is located north of Flagstaff near Schultz Pass. The burns will begin around 9 a.m. and continue through the afternoon, with smoke predicted to move toward the northeast.
Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects this week near Flagstaff that will produce visible smoke plumes close to town, likely starting Thursday (Oct. 27). Not all projects listed below will be pursued this week, but weather conditions will dictate which projects are initiated by fire managers, as one area may be suitable for burning while another area is not.
Fire managers are planning several prescribed burn projects next week, likely starting Tuesday (Oct. 11), to reintroduce fire into the Ponderosa pine ecosystem and reduce forest fuel accumulation in strategic areas around northern Arizona communities.
Two of the projects—Eastside and Griffith Springs—will be close to Flagstaff and produce smoke plumes that will be very noticeable to those in and around Flagstaff. However, the smoke should rise and move toward the northeast, dissipating by the end of the day. Ignitions usually begin about 9 a.m.