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Posted on: April 29, 2018

County declares State of Emergency

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has declared a State of Emergency due to the imminent danger to homes and structures.

he County is anticipating needing additional resources.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office evacuated communities in the Blue Ridge Area at noon, today, April 29, due to the wildfire. Numerous homes and structures are at high risk.

If the Governor signs the Declaration, then the State of Arizona will offer further disaster assistance through operational efforts and financial support to the County.

The County thanks current efforts by the State of Arizona, Arizona Department of Military and Emergency Affairs, Navajo County, Gila County, Maricopa Arizona Department of Public Safety, the American Red Cross and United Way of Northern Arizona.

The Tinder Fire started at 11 a.m. on April 27. It is currently being managed by a U.S. Forest Service Type 1 Incident Management Team.

Evacuated residents of the Blue Ridge area can call the County Call Center at 928. 679.8393 for evacuation information.



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