The Brins fire north of Sedona has led the American Red Cross to set up in NAU’s Fieldhouse to serve as an evacuation registration and information site. The site is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. After hours, call (928) 556-3947.

As the fire continues to burn the Oak Creek Canyon area, several phone numbers have been set up to provide up-to-date information.

  • For fire information, call the Brins Fire Information Center at (928) 204-6750, (928) 203-9648, (928) 203-9650 or (928) 226-4601.
  • For evacuation-related concerns, call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 774-4523.
  • For information on area shelters, call the Salvation Army at (928) 774-1403 or Coconino County Community Services at (928) 522-7979.

You can also visit www.az211.gov or dial 2-1-1 to hear fire updates. If you’re unable to connect, try 1-(888)-GoTo211 (1-888-468-6211).

Information also is available at www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino and http://co.coconino.az.us/brins.aspx?id=4020.

The Coconino County Health Department has issued information to help pet owners in case of evacuation and inform the public on the health-related problems of smoke and ash.

Read tips for being prepared in case you and your family have to leave your house in a hurry due to fire or smoke and ash.

Additionally, NAU’s Incident Management Team met Wednesday afternoon in case the university has to take further steps as a result of the fire.