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Goodwin Fire burns 4,399 acres in Prescott National Forest

Posted at 9:22 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 20:22:03-04

The Goodwin Fire has burned approximately 4,399 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. In an update Tuesday morning, officials said the fire was at 5% containment.

EVACUATION ORDERS: From Forest Service: Mandatory Evacuation has been ordered for everything west of Main Street in Mayer. Evacuations are also in effect for the Breezy Pines subdivision as well as for the area north of the Goodwin-Mayer Road/County Road 177, and west of Highway 69, from Mayer to Poland Junction. This does not include areas east of Highway 69. Chaparral Hills and Poland Junction Proper have also been evacuated. The evacuation for the community of Pine Flat is still in place.

For additional information, please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Pre-evacuation orders have been issued for Walker, Potato Patch, Mountain Pines Acres and Mount Union. 

Aerial footage from KGUN9's sister station Air15 showed several burned structures in the Pine Flat community.

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

"This afternoon's fire behavior was erratic and unsafe for firefighters working near Pine Flat as winds pushed the fire through dense fuels," according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management on Monday. That behavior led fire managers to halt suppression efforts for about two hours out of concern for firefighter safety.