Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Goodwin Fire continues to grow to the Northeast
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:07:56 +0000

Location:  Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest 14 miles south of Prescott, Arizona

Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.                                 

Size: Approximately 18,000 acres

Percent Contained: 1%                                                      

Cause: Under Investigation

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral over 40 years old, and Ponderosa pine stands in the drainages

Frye Fire Public Meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 28th
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:40:07 +0000

A Frye Fire public meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28th in the Thatcher Middle School cafeteria located at 1300 N. 4th Avenue in Thatcher, Arizona. Members of the Incident Management Team will be available to provide the latest information on fire fighting efforts on Mt. Graham and answer questions from the public.

Firefighters respond to Power Fire, drone puts aircraft at risk
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:06:56 +0000

Coconino National Forest firefighters responded to the Power Fire southwest of Fort Tuthill around 4 p.m. today and were able to stop the spread of the fire at 3.1 acres.

Firefighting air attack resources were kept from entering the area because an unmanned aerial vehicle, also known as a drone, was flying over the fire and spotted in the area of operations. Whenever a drone is present firefighting aircraft must be removed from the area, for safety reasons.

Goodwin Fire: Red Cross shelter relocated to Bradshaw High School
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:31:04 +0000

Due to the expanding evacuations, the Red Cross Shelter in Mayer, AZ has been closed and a new shelter in Prescott Valley at Bradshaw High School is now open.

The shelter is located at 6000 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Goodwin Fire evacuation forces Mayer Post Office closure; Customers can pick up mail at Camp Verde Post Office
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:27:24 +0000

Emergency officials’ evacuation of Mayer this afternoon has forced the local Post Office to be closed until further notice, Mayer Postmaster Debra Jevitt has announced.

Mayer postal customers who wish to pick up their mail will be able to do so beginning Wednesday, June 28, at the Camp Verde Post Office, 403 W. Finnie Flat Rd., Camp Verde AZ 86322. Mayer customers’ mail should be ready for pickup no earlier than noon on Wednesday.

The Camp Verde Post Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mayer

Prescott National Forest and local cooperators enter Stage II Fire Restrictions on Friday, June 30th
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:24:43 +0000

Due to increasing fire danger the Prescott National Forest will implement Stage II fire restrictions effective Friday, June 30, at 8 a.m. These additional fire restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following:

1.Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or stove fire, including fires in developed campgrounds and improved sites.

Firefighters respond to Power Fire near Fort Tuthill
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:03:13 +0000

Coconino National Forest firefighters responded to a human-caused wildfire southwest of Fort Tuthill near its archery range around 4 p.m. today, which is producing thick smoke and the smoke is visible to those in the Flagstaff area, travelers near the junction of Interstate 40 and I-17.

Firefighters responded to the Power Fire with several engines, patrols, a hotshot crew, a water tender, an initial attack aircraft and helicopter being dispatched to a fire burning in about a 1.5 acres of forest land.

Goodwin Fire: Public meeting changed to Bradshaw Mountain High School; Mandatory evacuations in Mayer
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:23:39 +0000

Location:

  • Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest
  • 14 miles south of Prescott, Arizona (T12N R1W, S28)

Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.                                 

Size: Approximately 4,399 acres

Percent Contained: 5%                                                      

Cause: Under Investigation

Information update: State Route 69 closed between I-17 and SR 169
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:01:19 +0000

State Route 69 is closed in both directions because of the Goodwin Fire near Mayer, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The highway is closed between Interstate 17 at Cordes Junction and the State Route 169 junction near Prescott.

There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.

Drivers should use alternate routes and be prepared for delays on those routes. Motorists headed to Prescott may take State Route 169 or State Route 89 instead of SR 69.

State Route 69 closure is possible due to smoke from Goodwin Fire
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:28:48 +0000

Working with fire officials, Arizona Department of Transportation crews are staged to close State Route 69 between Cordes Junction and Prescott should smoke from the Goodwin Fire reduce visibility.

The fire is burning south of the community of Mayer.

Motorists traveling to or from the Prescott area should research conditions before leaving by visiting the Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, calling 511 or following ADOT’s Twitter account at @ArizonaDOT.


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