Brins Fire Evacuation Center Opened At NAU
Flagstaff, Az. –The Brins Fire, located on Brins
Mesa in Sedona, has currently burned approximately 3,000 acres
and is moving up Wilson Mountain and into the Red Rock-Secret
Mountain wilderness area. S. Highway 89 is closed at S. Highway
89 and Forest Highlands and is open only to local traffic.
Evacuated areas include the north end of Jordan Road, north
end of Soldier’s Pass Road, Cibola
Hills, Rim Shadows, Painted Cliffs and Shadow Rock Circle.
Oak Creek Canyon is also being evacuated. Everyone located
south of Indian Gardens in Oak Creek Canyon is being evacuated
to West Sedona Elementary School, 570 Posse Grounds Road.
Everyone located north of Indian Gardens is being evacuated
to Flagstaff. The American Red Cross has set up an evacuation
center at the NAU Field House.
Directions to the Field House from N. Highway 89 or I-17 are
Go northbound on S. Milton to University; turn right on
University; go to the first traffic light at Knoles. Turn left
on Knoles; travel northbound through the 1st stop
sign. At the 2nd stop sign, turn right on McCreary;
turn right again immediately into Parking Lot 16. The Field
House complex is the building immediately east of the parking
Coconino County and Yavapai County animal control officials
are currently working together to accommodate pets taken to the
If citizens have fire-related questions or concerns,
they may call the U. S. Forest Service
fire information line at (928) 226-4601, or log on to
for fire updates.
For information on the NAU Field House evacuation center,
call Coconino County Sheriff/Flagstaff Police dispatch at (928)