Above: Snow at the Tinder Fire Incident Command Post, May 2, 2018. IMT photo.
(Originally published at 1:55 p.m. MDT May 4, 2018)
The Incident Management Team reported Friday morning that 33 residences and 54 outbuildings burned in the Tinder Fire, which started a week ago 22 air miles northeast of Payson, Arizona.
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By sunset today, May 4, all evacuation orders will be lifted on the 12,628-acre blaze. Displaced residents are being allowed into the communities during a staged re-entry process beginning with those whose homes burned. Highway 87 will reopen at 7 p.m. today.
Firefighters are conducting burnout operations today on the northeast and east sides as conditions allow to further secure unburned interior islands within the fire perimeter.