EAST CLEAR CREEK, Ariz. – A wildfire that ignited originally about 1.5 miles NE of the Blue Ridge Reservoir on Friday, April 27, 2018, is said to be human-caused. An exact ignition source is unknown at this time.
Fire is near Forest Road 95. Smoke was headed NE towards Blue Ridge & SR 87. | Credit: Coconino Forest Service
There are approximately 500 personnel including 7 hotshot crews, 3 initial attack crews, engines, bull dozers, helicopters and overhead teams. Incident Cooperators include Coconino Emergency Management and Coconino Sheriff’s Office.
Fire fuels consist of timber, pine and mixed conifer that include grass and understory.
Image looking north near Clints Well. | Credit: AZ DOT
There has been 500 acres consumed.
Immediate evacuation of the following areas:
- Mosqui Ranchettes
- Starlight Pines
- Clear Creek Pines
- Tamerron Pines
- Ponderosa Pine
- Timber Ridge
- Pine Canyon
- east and west of Hwy 87
- Timber Ranch
- Mogollon Ranches
Officials are recommending that you travel north on Hwy 87 to Winslow. SB roads are closed.
Red Cross Shelter has been set-up at Winslow Jr. H.S., 1100 N. Colorado Avenue.
Animal Shelter has been opened for dogs and cats at the Winslow Animal Lake Shelter, 548 Barrigan Rd, Winslow, AZ 86047.
Large Animal Shelter is open at the Holbrook Navajo County Fairgounds.
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“Smoke from the fire may increase as winds pick-up. Coconino County health officials are encouraging individuals to take precautions to protect themselves from health effects of wildfire smoke. People with pre-existing conditions should avoid exposure to the smoke as much as possible, and consult their physician if they have any questions.”
The Weather Service is forecasting very windy conditions and high fire danger. A RED FLAG warning is in effect. The County is in a Stage 1 Fire Level. | Credit: US National Weather – Flagstaff, Arizona
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