With a dry climate, high temperatures and gusty winds, northern Arizona is especially susceptible to wildfires. It’s important for those living in Flagstaff and the surrounding communities to know where to find updated information and the resources the city and county offer.
- Ready: Be fire-adapted and ready—Keep your yard free of leaves, pine needles and other debris. Make sure flammable chemicals are in proper containers and stored safely. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place. Plan escape routes and make sure all those residing in the home know the plan of action.
- Set: Situational awareness—Pack your emergency items. Know how to receive and stay aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media, your local fire department and public safety.
- Go: Act Early—Follow your personal wildfire action plan. Also be sure to adhere to your local jurisdiction’s evacuation processes. Doing so will not only support your safety but will allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire.
Coconino County has an updated map with information about Ready, Set, Go statuses related to the Tunnel Fire available online. Sign up to receive Coconino County Emergency Notifications, which is the best way to stay informed about changes in Ready, Set, Go status, and promptly follow any orders from Coconino County. All persons evacuated from the Tunnel Fire should contact the call enter at (928) 679-8525 to provide their addresses and contact information so that the team can communicate directly with them regarding re-entry and status of their home.
Everyone in Arizona should always be in the “ready” status.
Stay informed by following official social media sites such as the Coconino County website, Facebook, and Twitter; City of Flagstaff Facebook and Twitter; and the U.S. Forest Service Facebook and Twitter.