Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, May 08

Public update meeting for Woody Fire to be held at Flagstaff High School
Thursday, June 15, 10 a.m.

FLAGSTAFF – A public meeting will be held in the large auditorium at Flagstaff High School today at 10 a.m. Representatives of all agencies involved in the suppression of the Woody Fire will be available to give agency updates and answer questions regarding the status of the fire.

Currently, approximately 1,000 residences in the Woody Mountain Campground, Pine Springs, Railroad Springs, Hidden Hollow, Kit Carson RV/Mobile Home Park, Wildwood Hills Mobile Home Park, and Dunnam Road areas were evacuated last night. Agency representatives will meet later today to assess the status of the fire and existing weather conditions to determine when it is safe for residents to return to their homes.

Displaced residents have been housed in various locations in Flagstaff, including a Red Cross emergency shelter at Flagstaff High School, local motels, RV parks, etc.

Power has been restored to the Woody Mountain well field so water restrictions that were put into place last night have been lifted.

The fire has burned approximately 150 acres and was described as quiet and calm through Wednesday evening. Nine fire suppression units, staffed by 40 personnel from the Flagstaff Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service and Highlands Fire Department were on-site throughout the night. An incident management team is arriving today to assist in suppression efforts.

This fire emphasizes the need for citizens to prepare for this summer’s fire season. With the current weather conditions and dry forests, it is crucial for everyone to have family emergency plans in place, including designated meeting places, evacuation routes, and emergency supply kits in their homes and vehicles.

For more information, call the Flagstaff Police Department Community Relations Office at 928- 556-2300, or the U.S. Forest Service information line at 928-226-4601.

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