WINSLOW, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A community meeting on the Tinder Fire took place early Monday evening.
According to the fire's incident page on Inciweb, the meeting was scheduled for 6:00 p.m., at the Winslow High School Performing Arts Center, located on 600 E. Cherry Street in Winslow.
For some, all they wanted to know during the meeting was when they can return home.
"I've got two houses up there," said one man. "My son lived in one. It has burned. I know it is gone. It has come within half a block of my other home, the one I live in. We're just waiting to see what happens."
The man said he's numb at the moment, but said the reality will kick in after they return and begin clean up efforts.
Some residents were frightened, as they scrambled to get out before the fire roared over the weekend.
"We're told Sunday get out, it's coming," said one woman. "It was very scary to see that, you know? The fire right there."
As the meeting wore on Monday night, however, cautious optimism began to filter in, as residents became hopeful they would be able to go home soon. The threat, however, is far from over.
"When it comes down to it, you hear people say it all the time, that's really all that matters, that the people are safe," said the woman.
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