Firefighters continued mop-up and suppression control around the full perimeter of the fire Sunday. Smoke in the area was worse Sunday because of hotter and drier air in the area of the fire.
Coconino County officials said the re-entry process was a success for Tinder Fire affected Blue Ridge area residents. Highway 87 has been reopened, but the Coconino National Forest area will remain closed with the Tinder Fire continues to burn.
Officials are also advising caution for returning evacuees and people visiting as soot, ash, nails, and debris are still present in the area.
In February, Governor Doug Ducey announced that because of Arizona's record dry winter conditions he was doubling his request from $1 million to $2 million for fire prevention funding, including to remove hazardous vegetation that can serve as fuel for flames.