Cedar Creek Fire Update
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Overnight, fire crews conducted back burn operations and were able to gain some containment over the Cedar Creek Fire, due to decreased wind activity. However, as of now, the fire has covered approximately 5,279 acres and is approximately 8 miles south of Pinetop. Additional fire resources have been requested and are mobilizing.
As of now, the Show Low, Pinetop, and Lakeside areas are still under PRE-evacuation notice. Residents in those areas are urged to prepare, in the event of an evacuation, as this situation can change rapidly. If an evacuation is placed into effect, the evacuation routes will be via Highway 77 north towards Snowflake, Highway 260 west towards Heber or east towards Springerville depending on location, and Highway 60 East towards Springerville. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is working closely with the Arizona Department of Transportation to keep those routes open in the event of an evacuation.
Large animals will be taken to Navajo County Fairgrounds at 404 E Hopi Drive in Holbrook. For assistance with moving livestock animals contact Dispatch at #311. Small animals will be taken to Taylor Rodeo grounds. Bring your own pens and/or cages.
Northeastern Arizona Public Information System provides updates and notices from Navajo County about evacuations. Visit their website for the most current information http://311info.net/page/2/.