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Goodwin Fire burns 20,644 acres: 1% contained, towns evacuated

Posted at 10:47 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 13:17:03-04

The Goodwin Fire has burned approximately 20,644 acres in the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

Fire officials say the fire sparked 14 miles south of Prescott on Saturday. Tuesday morning officials said the fire was at 5 percent containment, but dropped to 1 percent containment Tuesday night.

EVACUATION ORDERS

From the Department of Forestry and Fire:

  • "All of Mayer"
  • "The area west of Highway 69, from Mayer to Poland Junction"
  • "Poland Junction, Chaparral Hills and the Breezy Pines subdivision"
  • "The evacuation remains in place for Pine Flat"

PRE-EVACUATION ORDERS

From the Department of Forestry and Fire: 

  •  "Pre-evacuations have also been ordered for Orme School, Dewey-Humboldt, Blue Hills, Walker, Potato Patch, Mt. Union and Mountain Pine Acres"

Officials said Wednesday morning that residents along the Highway 69 corridor should prepare to evacuate, as that is the fire area most concerning to fire crews. 

ROAD CLOSURES

From the Department of Forestry and Fire:

  • "State Highway 69 is now closed from I-17 to Hwy 169"

STRUCTURES DAMAGED

From the Department of Forestry and Fire:

  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is working with fire officials to determine extent of damaged structures

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES

From the Department of Forestry and Fire:

 

  • "A closure order on the Prescott National Forest is in effect to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public"

PHONE LINES

The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center and the phone bank will stay open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for those seeking information, updates or those with questions can call 928-442-5103. APS also has a 24-hour customer care center phone line that can be reached by calling 602-371-7171.  

EVACUATION CENTER

The evacuation center has been moved from Mayer High School to Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley. (Address: 6000 E .Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314). A community meeting was also held at Bradshaw Mountain High School at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

"The fire was active last night. Over 150 firefighters worked in the overnight hours to impede the progress of the fire. They encountered increased fire activity at 2:30 a.m. where the fire had crossed Hwy 69.," the Department of Forestry and Fire Management said in a release Tuesday morning. Officials say a local red flag warning has been issued for Tuesday, which signals another "extremely dangerous" day for firefighters. 

Fire officials say there have been no reported injuries from the Goodwin Fire. 

For information on evacuations, call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at 928-422-5103.