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For Immediate Release
Contact: Commander Gerrit Boeck
Blue Ridge, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the communities affected by the Snake Fire in the Blue Ridge area will be downgraded from “SET” (Pre-evacuation) to “READY” status. This includes the neighborhoods/communities of Happy Jack Lodge, Clear Creek Pines Unit 1 and Unit 2, Mahan Park, Poor Farm, and Fisher Properties.
The decision to downgrade evacuation status was made in conjunction with the United States Forest Service, who is managing the Snake Fire. Firefighters have used dozer and handlines to achieve 60% containment of the fire. As of June 25, 2021 the size of the fire was estimated at 130 acres and it has been determined that this area is no longer currently in imminent danger from the Snake Fire.
The Snake Fire was reported at 2:36 p.m. Monday June 21, 2021 by the Apache Maid Lookout. Currently, the cause of the fire is unknown.
Residents in Coconino County are encouraged to sign up for Emergency Notifications at coconino.az.gov/ready. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office uses this emergency notification system to announce “READY, SET, GO” evacuation announcements as well as other emergency situations and notifications.
“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” message is received. Residents in Northern Arizona are encouraged to always be in READY status.
“SET” status means- knowing there is significant danger in your area - residents should consider voluntarily relocating to a shelter or with family/friends outside the affected area. Have ready your emergency “go kit.” Keep in mind unique needs for your family or special equipment for pets and livestock. Stay aware of the latest news and information from public safety and public health officials.
“GO” status means- Leave Immediately!
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