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Road blocks will be removed from HWY 87 at 4 p.m., after a successful and incident free day of re-entry for Tinder Fire affected Blue Ridge-area residents.
Road blocks on the east side of HWY 87, where home loss was most prevalent, will remain ineffect and patrolled by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. Access will be denied to everyoneexcept residents of those neighborhoods.Media are asked to respect the public’s privacy as people settle back into their homes and beginto rebuild.Please be advised that there is potential for hazardous materials in the area. Soot, ash, nails anddebris are still present in the area and caution is advised to those that have returned to theirhomes as well as people visiting the area.The Individual Assistance Support Center at the Blue Ridge Community Church will continueoperations. State, local and non-profit organizations are staffing the center and offering servicessuch as mental health support, financial assistance, answering insurance questions andproviding other services for community members.Those wishing to support incident survivors’ recovery can make a tax-deductible cash donationvia text message by texting “2018Fire” to 41444. People can also donate or volunteer through theUnited Way of Northern Arizona website: https://nazunitedway.org) or call the Coconino CallCenter: 928.213.2990.Coconino County Public Health Services District reminds people to follow the advice of theirdoctor or other healthcare providers about medicines and respiratory management plans if theyhave asthma or another lung disease.For further information regarding re-entry, refer to Coconino County’s Tinder Fire Recoverypage at coconino.az.gov/tinderfirerecovery.