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Posted on: September 16, 2021

FEMA Floodplain Remapping Virtual Flood Risk Open House Oak, Creek, Coconino County

A FEMA Floodplain Remapping Virtual Flood Risk Open House for residents in the Coconino County section of Oak Creek was held yesterday, Sept. 15, 2021. Read the press release or view the meeting on YouTube.  

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

90-day Flood Map Appeal Period for Kachina Village & Mountainaire Ends

The 90-day Flood Map Appeal Period for Kachina Village & Mountainaire that began on April 30, 2021 has ended. Visit the 90-Day Appeal Period page for more information.  

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Increase in Reports of Possible Norovirus Prompts Precaution Recommendations

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has recently received an
increase in the number of reports of gastrointestinal illness consistent with norovirus.

Symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, body aches, and mild fever. 

CCHHS is investigating the circumstances surrounding the illnesses and is encouraging individuals to take precautions to prevent infec...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Tunnel Fire closure area reduced, allows Lockett Meadow access

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 16, 2022 – The Coconino National Forest has reduced the size of the closure area for the Tunnel Fire to allow for increased access and recreation in areas that access Lockett Meadow and the inner basin via Forest Road 552.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

USFS on-forest sediment reduction project underway in Museum Flood Area

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A Coconino County Flood Control District (District) project to reduce on-national forest sediment production and transport above and below Mt. Elden Estates is underway.

The U.S. Forest Service Museum Fire Sediment Reduction Project broke ground in late April and is expected to be completed this fall.     

 

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Sandbags available for residents impacted by Museum Fire flooding

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz – The City of Flagstaff and the Coconino County Flood Control District are helping residents in neighborhoods downstream of the Museum Fire burn scar prepare for the 2022 monsoon season.

The City of Flagstaff and the Coconino County Flood Control District are helping residents in neighborhoods downstream of the Museum Fire burn scar prepare for the 2022 monsoon season by placing pallets of new sandbags and trash bins throughout neighborho...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Burned Area Emergency Response team completes Soil Burn Severity map for Tunnel Fire

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 3, 2022 – Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) specialists recently completed their field data evaluation to produce the Soil Burn Severity (SBS) map for the approximately 19,075-acre Tunnel Fire.

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Burned Area Emergency Response Team assessing Tunnel Fire damage

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 2, 2022 – A Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team began surveying the fire-affected areas within the Tunnel Fire perimeter this past Saturday.

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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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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 entirety of the Coconino National Forest.

Under Stage 1 restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal, and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a developed recreation site. Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or a developed recreation site. Fireworks are ...

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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” status.

“READY” status means- you are aware of and monitoring fire activity in your area. You should have basic plans in place for yourselves, important documents, medications, pets and livestock in the event that a “GO” me...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Tunnel Fire Morning Update – Thursday April 28, 2022

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Current Situation: Containment on the Tunnel Fire increased to 43% on Wednesday evening due to firefighters' continued hard work to mop up and secure the fire’s perimeter in the Sunset Crater National Monument and Black Mountain areas.

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Tunnel Fire Morning Update – Wednesday April 27, 2022

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Current Situation: Firefighters continued to make progress on the Tunnel Fire Tuesday. As a result, containment of the fire increased to 30 percent.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Tunnel Fire Morning Update – Tuesday April 26, 2022

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Current Situation: Containment of the Tunnel Fire increased to 20 percent on Monday evening as firefighters continued to secure the fire’s perimeter and remove any heat near the control lines.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Board of Supervisors Tunnel Fire Update this morning at 8 am

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Tuesday, April 26 2022 - An Emergency Management update for the Board of Supervisors will be held in Special Session this morning at 8 a.m. to provides updates regarding the Tunnel fire and possible action or direction regarding the Tunnel Fire.

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

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Tunnel Fire Morning Update – Monday April 25, 2022

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Current Situation: Fire crews’ diligence and hard work have resulted in an increase in containment to 15% on the Tunnel Fire. Yesterday residents were able to re-enter the previously evacuated neighborhoods. US Hwy 89 was re-opened yesterday afternoon.

 

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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 emergency declaration documentation purposes. If they approach you or your residence, then you can request to receive proper identification and they will explain their activity t...

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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 24, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Tunnel Fire Morning Update – Sunday April 24, 2022

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Evacuations have been changed to “SET” for all neighborhoods associated with the Tunnel Fire. Residents returning to the area are reminded that the conditions and status of evacuation levels could change at any time based on fire behavior.

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

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

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Flagstaff, AZ, April 23, 2022 – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we are lifting the “GO” evacuation order as of 9:00 AM Sunday morning April 24th, 2022, for the residents living in the neighborhoods along Highway 89.

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.

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Tunnel Fire Update - Saturday, April 23, 2022 - Morning

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Current Situation: Winds are expected to shift, coming from the north and northeast today and tomorrow. Firefighters are positioned to respond.

 

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Tunnel Fire continues to burn despite rain and snow

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 22, 2022 — Crews continued Friday building line around the now 20,924-acre Tunnel Fire northeast of Flagstaff, while battling high winds and welcoming unusual precipitation in the form of scattered rain and sporadic snow showers.

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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Flagstaff, AZ – On April 22, 2022 in the early morning hours a spot fire started in the Timberline Community west of Hwy 89 in the “GO” evacuation area.

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 fi...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Tunnel Fire Evacuation Update

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Flagstaff, AZ – On Tuesday April 19, 2022 Sheriff Jim Driscoll ordered the “GO” evacuation of several neighborhoods in the Timberline/Fernwood area north of Flagstaff along Highway 89.

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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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 21, 2022 — Helicopters aided in fire suppression efforts today on the 20,198-acre Tunnel Fire, while crews continued making progress

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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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.

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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

As of April 19, 2022 at 11:00 am Evacuation orders were put into effect by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office for the areas along Hwy 89 from Campbell Rd to Antelope Hills M.P. 434.5 on Hwy 89.

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Updates Related to the Tunnel Fire

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Tunnel Fire, located 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff, started Sunday, April 17 and has spread to over 16,625 acres due to extremely high winds.

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=745e7806b0444387bf3279...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Tunnel Fire Update and Declaration of Emergency

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Tunnel Fire, located 14 miles northeast of flagstaff, started Sunday, April 17, and has spread to over 6,000 acres due to extremely high winds.

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 in the fire area. Click here for the most curre...

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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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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Tunnel Fire Information

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Sediment Reduction Project Breaks Ground in Museum Flood Area

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A Coconino County Flood Control District project to reduce sediment production and transport on private lands below the Museum Fire burn scar is underway in Lockett Ranches & Mt. Elden Estates.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and District-funded Emergency Watershed Protection Project will reduce erosion and sediment transport downstream. 

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Coconino County Board of Supervisors Adopts Final Redistricting Map

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors adopted map Scenario F on April 12 during their regular meeting as part of the Board’s statutory responsibility to reapportion county supervisory districts.

The Board adopted the final map after beginning the redistricting process in Fall 2021.Every ten years, according to A.R.S. § 11-212, county supervisory districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. The Board adopte...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Coconino School Superintendent Cheryl Mango-Paget Announces Nominations for 2023 Teacher of the Year

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The Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) is proud to announce a request for nominations for the 10th Annual Teacher of the Year, 5th Annual Rookie Teacher of the Year, and 2nd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards are a distinguished countywide event created to celebrate, honor, and recognize full-time teachers from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Even the simple act of nominating a teacher can mean the world to them. Nominating a teacher recognizes them...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Forest Restoration Initiative earns top honors at Arizona Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards

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The Coconino County Flood Control District’s Forest Restoration Initiative (FRI) won both the 2021 Governor’s and President’s awards at Arizona Forward’s 40th Annual Environmental Awards Gala on March 19 in Phoenix.

Arizona Forward has hosted the annual Environmental Awards Gala for over 40 years. The awards, which honor creative programs that foster the economic vitality and long-term sustainability of Arizona’s future, recognized the District’s Forest Restoration I...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Willard Springs Green Waste Station Reopens Friday, April 1 for Free Green Waste-Only Disposal

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Coconino County will reopen the Willard Springs Green Waste Station on Friday, April 1, for free green waste-only disposal all season long to support residents' efforts to clean up their properties for wildfire season.

Residents will be allowed to dump acceptable green waste such as pine needles, branches, leaves, and brush free of charge with no load limits on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through the end of the season on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Summer Ramada Reservations Available for County Parks

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Parks and Recreation currently accepting online and in-person reservations.

Coconino County Parks and Recreation is now accepting ramada reservation applications for the 2022 summer season, May 1 through October 31. There are 10 ramadas available for rent at three County parks – Fort Tuthill County Park, Raymond County Park, and ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Coconino County Announces Updated Masking Requirements in County Facilities

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On Friday, February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new metrics to guide COVID-19 mitigation practices, including mask requirements.

CCHHS has consistently followed CDC guidance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to follow current recommendations. COVID-19 Community Levels will now be determined based on three pieces of data: new COVID-19 hospitalizations, hospital capa...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Coconino County School Superintendent to Interview Candidates for School Board; Seeks Input

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget has announced the scheduling of interviews for two Governing School Board Member open seats at Maine Consolidated School District #10.

An advisory committee will be assembled consisting of a district resident, district teacher, chapter official, and two current board members to conduct interviews and advise Superintendent Mango-Paget on the appointments.

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

CDC Updates COVID-19 Metrics to Determine Community Risk Levels

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new metrics to guide COVID-19 mitigation practices.

The new metrics will continue to consider caseloads to determine community risk level and will also incorporate the impacts on the healthcare system as indicators to determine appropriate prevention measures for each county. According to the CDC, counties...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Hosting Governing Board Informational Sessions

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The public is invited to attend local School District Governing Board informational sessions.

The informational sessions, hosted by Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget, will allow time for interested candidates to ask questions and complete required documents. Sessions are free and no appointment is required. 

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Coconino County, City of Flagstaff Respond to Monsoon Flooding in the Museum Flood Area

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The Coconino County Flood Control District (FCD) and City of Flagstaff are actively involved in cleanup operations following monsoon storms that dropped in excess of 2 inches of rain on the Museum Fire burn scar.

. Downstream flooding has been reported in Mt. Elden Estates and in Flagstaff from Linda Vista to Route 66. 

More than 0.75 inches of rain fell in 15 minutes over the Museum Fire burn scar, which triggered an Emergency Notification Alert to be iss...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Sandbags available for residents impacted by Museum Fire flooding

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The City of Flagstaff and the Coconino County Flood Control District are helping residents in neighborhoods downstream of the Museum Fire burn scar prepare for the 2022 monsoon season by placing pallets of new sandbags and trash bins throughout neighborho...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

USFS on-forest sediment reduction project underway in Museum Flood Area

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The U.S. Forest Service Museum Fire Sediment Reduction Project broke ground in late April and is expected to be completed this fall. 

Funded by the U.S. Forest Service, the $3.5 million project includes grade stabilization and watershed restoratio...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Sediment reduction project breaks ground in Museum Flood Area

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A Coconino County Flood Control District (District) project to reduce sediment production and transport on private lands below the Museum Fire burn scar is underway in Lockett Ranches & Mt. Elden Estates. The Natural Resources Conse...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Cave Creek Man Arrested After Fleeing from Deputies in Valle/Tusayan

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 On May 14th at approximately Midnight, A Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputy out of the Williams-Grand Canyon District parked to observe traffic alongside Highway 64 North of Valle. While there, the Deputy wit...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

ATV Fatality Near Forest Lakes, AZ

Forest Lakes, AZ – On May 8, 2022, at about 1:00 PM the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 8-year-old child from a campsite near Bear Canyon Lake.   Due to the remote location, Sheriff’s ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

"SET” Neighborhoods from Timberline/Fernwood to Antelope Hills Downgraded to “READY”

Flagstaff, AZ–The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the neighborhoods along Highway 89 north of Campbell Avenue will be downgraded from “SET” to “READY” status. This include...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Overnight Tunnel Fire Activity

 

Flagstaff, AZ – On April 22, 2022, in the early morning hours a spot fire started in&nb...

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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.

 

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

APS Begins Some Power Restoration In Tunnel Fire Area

APS Begins Some Power Restoration In Tunnel Fire Area – 1:45 p.m., 4/20/2022

At the start of the Tunnel Fire, APS de-energized customers from Campbell Avenue north to Gray Mountain to protect the safety of first responders and the community. Earl...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

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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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Female Trapped Under Vehicles Dies from Injuries

 

Fredonia Az;  On March 24th, 2022, at 4:44 pm Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Fredonia Substation responded to the Stateline Campground off Houserock Valley Road in Northern Arizona for a report of a female trapped...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Subject Arrested West of Tusayan and Charged With Multiple Felonies

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Date: March 21, 2022 Phone: 928-226 -5089
SUBJECT: Subject Arrested West of Tusayan and Charged With Multiple Felonies
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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Missing Person Brian Gall

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RACE:          WHITE GENDER:     MALE  AGE:  41

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training 2022

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING – Flagstaff, AZ

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Text to 9-1-1 is now available in Coconino County

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Charles Hernandez II                 Phone: 928-679-4108  

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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.

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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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