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Black Timber Fire Crew Engine 52 was among hundreds of emergency personnel battling the Slide Fire since May 20. Thursday, residents and business owners will be allowed back into the evacuated area, though the fire fight continues. CNF photo

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Oak Creek evacuation to be lifted Thursday at 1 p.m.

During a community meeting Wednesday evening at Sedona Red Rock High School, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office announced that residents and businesses displaced by the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon will be allowed into their properties at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 29.