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AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce lifting the
evacuation of the residents living on the Elden Lookout Road.
Southwest Incident Management Team that is managing the Museum Fire has
determined that the status and condition of the fire at this time is no longer
an imminent threat to the Elden Lookout Road area and has recommended allowing
residents back into their homes.
Residents returning to the Elden Lookout Road area will return to a “Set” status. The Incident Management Team reminds all residents that the conditions and status of the fire could change at any time resulting in a return to a “Set” or “Go” (evacuation) status.
Sheriff’s Office will begin the re-entry of the Elden Lookout Road residents at
1:00 pm today (Wednesday, July 24). Evacuated residents are instructed to
report in person to Deputies staged at Sechrist School (2230 N Fort Valley Rd,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001). Residents will be required to show identification
verifying their address. Residents will be provided informational packets
advising them of ongoing air operations and current forest closures.
verification point for re-entry at Sechrist School will be open from 1:00 –
6:00 pm. Residents who are unable to go to Sechrist School during those
hours will need to check in with law enforcement at the roadblock located at
Hwy 180 and Schultz Pass Road for verification.
residents will be allowed back into the Elden Lookout Road area. All members of
the public are reminded to be mindful and cautious of the increase in traffic
in firefighting apparatus and closure of the forest in and around the fire
of any kind are prohibited from flying over the area. When an unidentified
aircraft, manned or unmanned, is sighted in the fire area, all air operations
must shut down immediately. This poses significant risk to fire personnel and
suspends crucial air suppression tactics.
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