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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Fire restrictions to begin May 5 on Kaibab and Coconino National Forests

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Williams, AZ, April 29, 2022 – Beginning Thursday, May 5 at 8:00 a.m., Stage 1 fire and smoking restrictions will be in effect on the Williams and Tusayan Districts (aka “South Zone”) of the Kaibab National Forest and the ent...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Tunnel Fire Evacuation Status Downgrade from "SET" to "READY"

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The communities along the Highway 89 corridor, north of Flagstaff, from Campbell Avenue to the north entrance of Forest Service Road 545 (Wupatki National Monument) will be downgraded from “SET” (Pre-evacuation) to “READY&...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Board of Supervisors Tunnel Fire Update this morning at 8 am

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The Board of Supervisors’ meeting will be held via webinar technology using Zoom. To join the webinar, please use the following url: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/95955954306

 Or Telephone: Dial 833 548 0282 (Toll Free), Webinar ID: 959 5595...

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

Tunnel Fire Damage Assessments

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Coconino County Community Development, in coordination with the Arizona Department of Emergency Management is conducting property damage assessments in the Tunnel Fire burn area.

This is an important process that is necessary for recovery services and for ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

Highway 89 Reopened

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April 24, 2022 - 12:20 p.m. - UPDATE: US 89 has reopened north of Flagstaff. The highway was closed between milepost 425 (Campbell Avenue) and milepost 445 (Wupatki National Monument) due to the Tunnel Fire.

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

Neighborhoods Along Hwy 89 “GO” Order Downgraded to “SET”

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The Tunnel Fire Incident Management Team has determined that the status and condition of the fire at this time is no longer an imminent threat to the neighborhoods along Highway 89 and has recommended allowing residents back into their homes.

Residents ret...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Tunnel Fire continues to burn despite rain and snow

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Snow and rain did help douse dry grasses and keep them from igniting more easily, but precipitation levels weren’t high enough to affect large burning logs and extreme hotspots across most of the fire. High winds also resulted in drying out prec...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Overnight Tunnel Fire Activity

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Deputies and Officers working overnight security in the evacuated areas recontacted the residents who refused to initially evacuate on Tuesday to notify them of the increased danger and remind them of the “GO” evacuation order. This fire was in the area o...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Tunnel Fire Evacuation Update

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This was in response to an active and fast-moving wildfire in the Coconino National Forest moving towards those neighborhoods.

As deputies were evacuating the area, the fire quickly moved into the vicinity, ultimately burning several properties, outbuildin...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Helicopters, crews make progress with lines around fire

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dowsing hotspots along the fire’s western flank near Forest Road 420 (Schultz Pass Road) and around Timberline Estates and Wupatki Trail subdivisions.

In addition, hand crews continued establishing handline on the southern edge of the fire east o...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

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

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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 beco...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Tunnel Fire Evacuation Update and Shelter Information

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This release serves as a correction to an earlier press release distributed at 11:13 a.m. NO changes have occurred as it relates to existing community evacuation status due to the Tunnel Fire at this time.

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Updated Tunnel Fire evacuation flyer

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Hwy 89 is closed both directions from Silversaddle road to Antelope Hills until further notice.

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Windy conditions challenge firefighters as Tunnel Fire grows to more than 19,000 acres

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 20, 2022 — The Tunnel Fire 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff grew an additional 3,087 acres Wednesday for a total of 19,712 acres of fire driven by strong winds across the landscape in a northeast direction.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Updates Related to the Tunnel Fire

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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=745e7806b0444...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Tunnel Fire Update and Declaration of Emergency

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A U.S. Forest Service Type 3 Incident Management Team is expected to arrive tomorrow evening and a Type 1 team has been requested.  

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has evacuated many communities i...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

CCSO Media Release: Tunnel Fire Evacuations

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On April 19th, 2022, at 1100 hours the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office began evacuation operations in the Timberline – Fernwood areas north of Flagstaff along Hwy 89.

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