A local Type 3 organization led by Incident Commander Preston Mercer will assume command of the Museum Fire today at 6 PM. The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2, led by Incident Commander Rich Nieto, has made solid progress containing the fire and will continue mop-up, suppression repair, and cooling hot spots today.
The Coconino County Sheriff has issued an evacuation order effective at 6 p.m. until further notice for all persons living, working and accessing a home from Mount Elden Lookout Road. All residents east of Weatherford Road with access on Mount Elden Lookout Road are
included. This evacuation is to support burnout operations and to prevent the fire from coming into these neighborhoods.
To protect yourself and your family from this dangerous situation, the following actions are strongly urged:
Following the Copley Fire, which occurred April 8, County officials are encouraging all residents to sign-up to receive emergency notifications at coconino.az.gov/ready. Emergency Notifications have proven to save lives.
The fire started in the area of North Copley Dr., an unincorporated area of Coconino County, east of Flagstaff, Ariz. According to the Summit Fire Department, the Copley Fire reached approximately 80 plus acres. Several structures were lost and approximately 75 residents were evacuated during the fire.
Coconino County is launching a proactive and collaborative fire preparedness program between local, state and federal governmental agencies focusing on the importance of wildland fire danger. The unusually dry winter and warm temperatures could bring an early start to Arizona’s wildfire season increasing the threat to the safety of residents, visitors and property.
The unusually dry winter and warm temperatures could bring an early start to Arizona’s wildfire season, and the Arizona Sheriff’s Association wants you to be prepared.
The fifteen Arizona Sheriff’s have adopted Ready, Set, Go! (RSG), a program that educates residents about proactive measures to take before an emergency and actions to follow when communities are threatened.