Cinema Court Fire Information
The Grand County Office of Emergency Services and the Grand County Sheriff’s Office have now concluded operations on the Cinema Court Fire. We are grateful for the involvement from all other government agencies, private businesses, politicians, citizens, and good Samaritans who participated in the wide range of relief efforts. The contribution from each individual was critical throughout this emergency. As we conclude involved and homeowners begin rebuilding efforts in the Cinema Court, we ask that diligent awareness is maintained for the highest level of fire prevention possible throughout Grand County during this extremely dry season.
The public is encouraged to stay involved by following the new Facebook page, Mill and Pack Creeks Vegetation Management, managed by Rim to Rim Restoration, who is coordinating with the Moab Valley Fire Department, Grand County, City of Moab, and private landowners to provide public updates regarding the ongoing vegetation work within our local creek areas. There will also be important notifications about upcoming meetings and opportunities to get involved.
Fire Preparation and Recovery
It can be a lengthy process to recover from fire damage, both physically and emotionally. Not only are there the obvious clean-up, rebuilding and revegetation needs but also the unseen emotional healing needs to adapt. The following article may help with an understanding of what to expect and when to ask for help.
Fire Risk Reduction
The entire Grand County region has an elevated fire risk as we continue to experience extremely dry conditions. No organic and/or charcoal fires are allowed in Grand County, including on private property. Gas cooking fires are allowed. Fireworks restrictions are also in place. Please review the following links for details on each agency’s restrictions:
General Emergency Resources
Emergencies not only impact those directly affected by the incident, but also the surrounding supporting community as well. It is important to recognize normal responses to abnormal conditions. The following articles may be helpful overview of what to expect after an emergency, and how to prepare:
Recovering Emotionally from Disaster