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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Coconino County Thanks Governor Ducey for Declaration of Emergency After Tunnel Fire

Tunnel Fire Information

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 21, 2022 – Coconino County extends its gratitude to Governor Doug Ducey
for declaring a State of Emergency due to the Tunnel Fire’s impact on the County.

The Tunnel Fire, located 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff, started Sunday, April 17 and has spread to over 20,000 acres due to extremely high winds and dry fuels. This declaration will help bring much-needed resources to this emergency.

“Wildfires have become all-too-common occurrences here in Arizona. The fire grew so quickly due to extremely high winds and displaced many of our residents from their homes. We thank Governor Ducey for recognizing this crisis and for supporting our impacted communities,” said Patrice Horstman, Chair of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has evacuated many communities in the fire area.

Click here for the most current information on evacuation status: https://coconinocounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=745e7806b0444387bf32792b9c25e169.

Those who have been evacuated are asked to call the Tunnel Fire Call Center so that the County may collect contact information to use as the situation develops. The phone number is (928) 679-8525.

Shelter Information:

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for residents evacuated located at Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. 

Shelters for pets and livestock for those under evacuation order (in GO status):

  • Household animals can be taken to Coconino Humane Association: 3501 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
  • Horses, goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens can be taken to the Fort Tuthill County Stables. The stables are self-service. You are responsible for all services related to your animals including feeding and watering. Bring cages for smaller livestock staying at Fort Tuthill. MAP: https://www.google.com/maps?q=35.1490865,-111.6879575&hl=en-US&gl=us&entry=gps&shorturl=1

Donations:

Those wishing to help people impacted by the Tunnel Fire can visit this website to learn more about donating time, money, or goods.

https://www.coconino.az.gov/2896/Donation-Information

Ongoing Updates:

For ongoing updates, visit https://www.coconino.az.gov/2894/Tunnel-Fire

Follow Coconino County on social media: @coconinocounty on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Sign up for Emergency Notifications here:

https://www.coconino.az.gov/207/Emergency-Management

The Coconino County Call Center is open and accepting calls. The phone number is (928) 679-8525.

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