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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Arizona: #WildlandFire #Evacuation Information / evacuations in progress

All evacuees in eastern Arizona are encouraged to go to the American Red Cross shelter at

Blue Ridge High School,
1200 W. White Mountain Blvd.,

in Pinetop-Lakeside.

An additional shelter is located at
Whipple Elementary School
1350 N Central
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If you choose to go to a different location, evacuees are asked to register with the Wallow Fire Joint Information Center by calling 928-333-3412. The shelter that has been established is a no-pet shelter
THE APACHE-SITGREAVES NATIONAL FOREST IS CLOSED
Prohibitions:
1. Going into or being upon the area as described in the Order. 36 CFR 261.52(e)
2. Being on the roads as described in the Order. 36 CFR 261.54(e)
3. Being on the trails as described in the Order. 36 CFR 261.55(a)
Click here for the complete closure order and map.
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Alerts & Warnings as of June 9th 10:00 am PST:

 The Apache County Sheriff's Office has issued a full evacuation  for Eagar and Springerville, effective immediately.
WEST of Main St. in Eagar and Springerville, including areas north of Highway 260 and south of Highway 60, including the airport.

A pre-evacuation notice is in effect Greens Peak, Hidden Meadows, and the surrounding areas.

Source: Arizona: #WildlandFire #Evacuation Information Immediate evacuations in progress
More information: USFS Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Link

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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