Slide Fire Cleanup Sedona, Arizona
The Slide Fire, reported just before 4 pm May 20, is burning in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park.
Highway 89A from Sedona to Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff. Forest Road 535 off Highway 89A. Power has been shut off by APS from Slide Rock, north through the canyon.
An approximate 2 to 3-mile stretch of area from Slide Rock State Park north toward the Sterling Springs Hatchery has been evacuated, as well as the East Pocket Forest Service Lookout Tower. Evacuees are being relocated to Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff.
County officials will be having a community meeting at 1 p.m. for residents of Forest Highlands, and Kachina Village with the latest information on the Slide fire.
According to information from the county, the meeting will be at the Forest Highlands Fire Station 23 at 3350 Old Munds Highway.
No additional mandatory evacuations have been issued at this time. But county officials are recommending that residents be prepared to evacuate if the need arises. Residents will be given advance warning before any evacuations.
According to the American Red Cross, 11 people used the shelter at Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff last night. More are registering today. Small animals may be sheltered at no charge at Coconino Humane Association, 3501 E. Butler Ave.
County officials are requesting that residents, if they have not already, register their cellphone number with the county's CodeRED emergency notification system at www.coconino.az.gov/emergency.