Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Evening Recap | 6.26.2021
Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:
Rafael Fire Information:
Percent Containment: 11%
Structures Damaged/Destroyed: 0
Number of Personnel: 664
Origin/Location: 4 miles north of Perkinsville
Weather: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected into the evening. Thunderstorm chances increase in far eastern Arizona on Sunday before an increase in thunderstorm activity across northern Arizona throughout much of next week.
Community Information: South Garland Prairie “GO” Order Downgraded to “SET.” More can be found here: https://coconino.az.gov/
Community Meeting – There is a live virtual community meeting each evening at 6:00 p.m. covering the Rafael Fire, hosted by Type 1 Southwest Area Incident Management Team 2, which can be watched here https://www.facebook.com/
Members of the Type 1 team managing the Rafael Fire will be stationed in various locations throughout Flagstaff and its surrounding areas, including the Downtown Visitors Center, Heritage Square, and the Sunday and Wednesday Community Markets. Public information officers will be there with display boards with maps to share information about the fire and answer your questions.
Fire Restrictions: Coconino County, the city of Flagstaff, and the Coconino, Kaibab, and Prescott National Forests are all in the highest stage of Fire Restrictions. For more information on The County enacted Stage 3 Fire Restrictions on June 23. https://coconino.az.gov/
Sheltering: American Red Cross (ARC) activated a shelter to support those who have been evacuated due to the fire. ARC Shelter is located at Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86004.
Many people in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas are displaced due to the National Forest closures. There are sheltering resources available to them through our partners. The primary shelter is Flagstaff Shelter Services. If you are displaced due to the Forest closures, then please contact them at 928-225-2533.
If you are displaced due to the National Forest closures and wish to stay in your RV or car, Flagstaff Sheltering Services (FSS) can help. FSS will allow you to park your vehicle and remain in it. FSS is open 24/7, and has bathrooms, showers, and food available. Please go to FSS at 4185 E Huntington Drive, Flagstaff or call 928-225-2533.
Resources: A Call Center is available to answer questions. The Call Center received 35 calls today, 685 calls since opening Monday, June 21. Residents may call 928.679.8647 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sign up for Emergency Notifications at https://www.smart911.com/
Updated fire information is available at https://coconino.az.gov/