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Fire activity: The Woods Fire was discovered at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11 near Forest Road 195 northwest of Woods Canyon Lake on the Black Mesa Ranger District. 

Driven by strong winds, the Woods Fire quickly spread to the north/northeast until it entered the footprint of the 2017 Alder Prescribed Burn, which immediately slowed the fire’s northern progress. Local community, county, state, and federal fire crews worked through the night Friday to complete a line around the fire. 

 Coconino National Forest and Arizona State Forestry personnel are holding the northeast section of the Tinder Fire as the winds arrive today and continue into the weekend.

Helicopter efforts from yesterday appear to be suppressing any spread in the northeast section of the fire. Ground crews are in place to extinguish any fire which may try to jump the current fire lines or create a spot fire outside of them.

Forward progression of the Facility Fire, located approximately 3 miles west/northwest of Flagstaff, has been stopped at 6 acres and continues to be suppressed.

The wildfire is human-caused and under investigation. Elden Tower lookout reported seeing smoke at approximately 1:30 p.m. today just west of Flagstaff and resources responded immediately.

Coconino National Forest is currently under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, which prohibits the following:

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 Highway 87 closure was lifted today. Visit https://twitter.com/ArizonaDOT or call 511 for current status.

Resources: 574 personnel including 12 crews, 6 helicopters, 36 engines, 6 dozers, 3 water tenders, and other support personnel

Coconino County will lift the evacuation order for the Blue Ridge communities at 8:00 am today. Displaced residents will be allowed into the communities in a staged re-entry process. Visit coconino.az.gov/tinderfirerecovery to view the re-entry plan. For additional information call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 928-213-2990 or 928-679-8393.

Resources: 574 personnel including 12 crews, 6 helicopters, 36 engines, 6 dozers, 3 water tenders, and other support personnel

Recent snow and rain over the fire area 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.

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