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Evacuations Update

8:30 P.M.
All evacuations have been lifted for residents located East of mile marker 8 on Perkinsville Road, in the area of Buddhist Temple.

5:59 P.M. update
All evacuations will be lifted at 6:30 pm for Poquito Valley. Residents only are permitted to return home. Please keep roadways clear for emergency vehicles in the area.

5/11/18 5:26 P.M.
One portion of the evacuations is being lifted. Evacuations have been lifted for Antelope Meadows. Residents are permitted to return home but the only access point is Antelope Meadows Drive. Please keep roadways clear for emergency vehicles in the area.

Viewpoint Fire Update

Viewpoint Fire Update

Evacuations

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for resident’s located Perkinsville Rd east of mile marker 8 in the area of the Buddist Temple. There is a significant danger to you, gather necessary items and go. Shelter has been set up at Yavapai College in Prescott
A mandatory evacuation has been issued for residents of Antelope Meadows and for residents located off of Poquito Valley north of Acre way. There is signifying danger to you, gather necessary items and go. Shelter has been set up at Yavapai College in Prescott.

Shelters

Shelter has been set up at Yavapai College building #2 located at 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Small Animal Shelter is located at Yavapai College building #4 room 421 and 423 at 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Large Animal Shelter is located at Coors Event Center at 10501 N Hwy 89A, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Basic Information

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5791/ 
Current as of ‎5‎/‎11‎/‎2018‎ ‎1‎:‎02‎:‎12‎ ‎PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Unknown, Under Investigation
Date of Origin Friday May 11th, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM
Location 9 miles S. of Chino Valley
Incident Commander Cougan Carothers, CAFMA
Incident Description Wildfire
Coordinates 34.669 latitude, -112.44 longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel 150
Size 2,000 Acres
Fuels Involved dry grasses, brush


For additional information please watch the Yavapai County Emergency Management Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ycoem 
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RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions) REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR ALL OF NORTHERN ARIZONA...A potent dry cold front will move across the state today. This will bring strong winds, blowing dust, and critical fire weather conditions to northern Arizona. Winds will develop late this morning and increase throughout the day, peaking during the afternoon hours.

* AFFECTED AREA...All of northern and portions of central Arizona.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 14 percent.

* 20 FOOT WIND THURSDAY...South to Southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 65 mph.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Prescribed Burn Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th on the Verde Ranger District

Prescribed Burn Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th on the Verde Ranger District

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Burro Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th; pending favorable weather conditions. Fire Managers plan on using hand ignitions to burn 2,938 acres located approximately 4 miles south and west of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T13N, R3E, S19).

Smoke will be visible in the immediate areas of the burn activity including HWY 169, County Road 168, I-17, portions of the General Crook Trail and the Community of Cherry. It is possible that there could be minor delays or stoppages of traffic as the burn progresses. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These burns will mimic natural fires by reducing hazardous fuels accumulations, and reintroduce fire into a fire dependent system; recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

All prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather forecasts, fuels moisture levels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).


The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Camp Verde Ranger District: (928) 567-4121
Prescribed Burn Planned in the Prescott Basin 11/14/2017 - 11/18/2017

Prescribed Burn Planned in the Prescott Basin 11/14/2017 - 11/18/2017

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to resume prescribed burning in the Prescott Basin Tuesday November 14th through Saturday November 18th. The decision to proceed will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources.

North Spruce RX – approximately 500 acres located 2 miles south of Prescott and 1 mile northeast of Groom Creek (T13N, R2W, S24). Vegetation consists of Ponderosa Pine, pockets of chaparral and grass. Smoke could impact Senator Highway and Walker Road during the burn and evenings. With possible smoke impacts to Watershed Trail, trail users might look at alternate trails to enjoy next week.

No road closures are anticipated, but in the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These burns will mimic natural fires by reducing hazardous fuels accumulations, and reintroduce fire into a fire dependent system; recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

All prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather forecasts, fuels moisture levels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).

The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Bradshaw Ranger District: (928) 443-8000

Prescribed Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

Prescribed Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

Prescribed Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

The Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District is planning a series of prescribed burns around the Prescott Basin. As conditions allow, depending on short term and long term weather patterns, prescribed burn activities can occur anytime during the next six months. Low lying areas, including the City of Prescott and Prescott Valley are expected to have smoke impacts, especially during the night caused by night time inversions. Areas affected by smoke during the day will depend on the wind direction during prescribed burning implementation.

Bradshaw Ranger District Fire Management coordinates with several agencies in order to organize these burns and achieve the desired results. The current planned prescribed burns are being conducted to reduce hazardous fuels and maintain the natural interval of fire. Using low to moderate fire behavior, we can better protect communities, improve watersheds and wildlife habitat, and overall forest health.
North Spruce RX: First entry burn, 400 acres located 2 miles south of Prescott and 1 mile northeast of Groom Creek. Vegetation consists of Ponderosa pine, pockets of chaparral and grass. Estimated time for completion is 5 days. Smoke could impact Senator HWY and Walker road. Night time smoke impacts will occur within Groom Creek and the City of Prescott.

Iron-Skyline RX: First entry burn, 905 acres located 3 miles west of Prescott and north of Highland Pines. Vegetation consists of masticated brush and Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 5 days. Night time smoke impacts will occur to Iron Springs RD and City of Prescott.
Ruins RX: First entry burn, 212 acres located 4 miles east of Prescott and along county road 57. Vegetation consists of masticated brush with pockets of Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 2 days. Night time smoke impacts will occur to Walker RD, HWY 69, City of Prescott, and Prescott Valley.
Loba RX: Maintenance burn, 568 acres location 1 mile south of Prescott and along the Senator HWY. Vegetation consists of masticated brush and Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 3 days. Night time smoke impacts will occur to Senator HWY, City of Prescott, and Groom Creek.
Highland RX: First entry burn, 5 acres located 4 miles east of Prescott along county road 57. Vegetation consists of masticated brush and Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 1 day. Night time smoke impacts could occur to Walker RD, HWY 69, and Prescott Valley.
Williams Peak: Maintenance burn, 503 acres located 3 miles west of Prescott and along forest road 373. Vegetation consists of brush and Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 2 days. Night time smoke impact could occur to the City of Prescott.

The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Fire Information: (928) 925-1111
Flood Cleanup Efforts in Mayer dates

Flood Cleanup Efforts in Mayer dates

Post Flood Cleanup Efforts in Mayer


Chairman Thomas Thurman, District 2, of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, in coordination with Yavapai County Public Works, will continue supporting cleanup efforts in the communities of Mayer, Spring Valley, and Cordes Junction after the post fire flooding.

Dumpsters have been placed throughout the communities over the last three weeks, at no charge to the residents, to assist in disposing of flood debris. The dumpsters will remain in the areas until the evening of Sunday August 6th, after which, residents will need to dispose of the debris at the Mayer Transfer Station.

The Mayer Transfer Station will continue taking flood debris at no charge through August 19th, 2017. The station will remain open August 6th and 7th. Normal business hours will resume on August 8th.

Mayer Transfer Station: 11130 S. Antelope Creek Rd., 1/4 Mile S. of Mayer.
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Items not excepted:
No Hazardous Materials
No Ni Cad Batteries
No Junk Cars
No Dead Animals


For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Fire Information: 623-428-9367
Email: Brooklyn.Complex.Info@gmail.com
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5336/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BLMArizona
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BLMAZFire
Videos: https://vimeo.com/pio365

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Location: 6 miles NE of Black Canyon City, AZ
Start Date: July 7, 2017
Brooklyn Fire: 32,778 Acres, 0% Contained (change in acreage due to mapping)
Bull Fire: 3,500 Acres, 0% Contained
Cedar Fire: 679 Acres, 0% Contained
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: 107
Vegetation: Brush and Grass

The Brooklyn Fire, located six miles north/northeast of Black Canyon City is currently burning on the Tonto National Forest and Agua Fria National Monument. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are working with the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2 to manage the fire along with the Bull Fire and Cedar Fire.

The lightning caused fires that started on July 7 were highly impacted by strong, gusty and erratic winds from passing thunderstorms. The strong winds caused incident aircraft to be temporarily grounded and pushed the fire south and east. The Bull and Cedar Fires are located southeast of the Brooklyn Fire in remote areas of the Tonto National Forest with difficult access. These two fires are not threatening any structures and are being patrolled by firefighters.

Thunderstorm build up and outflow winds are the main concerns for operations today. Firefighters are working to keep the Brooklyn Fire east of the Agua Fria River and south of highway 269 and north of Black Canyon City. They will also be evaluating values at risk in the area and assessing structure protection needs. Resources are available for response to any new starts in the area.

There are currently no evacuations or closures to Interstate 17. A closure order is in effect for Agua Fria National Monument as well as road closures at the junction of Forest Road 24 and 41, Bloody Basin Road east of Interstate 17, Table Mesa Road east of Interstate 17, and the junction of Forest Service Road 68 and 677.

Remember Drones are not allowed in the area of wildfires. If you fly we can’t.
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To view the video of the community meeting July 10, 2017 please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/YCOEM

Final Goodwin Fire Release July 10th

Final Goodwin Fire Release July 10th

JOINT NEWS RELEASE  

Prescott National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
AZ Department of Forestry and Fire: https://dffm.az.gov/
Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/arizona

Goodwin Fire Information Line: (928) 925-1111
Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278
Facebook: www.facebook.comPrescottNF/
EOC Information Line: (928) 442-5103
Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com

Goodwin Fire
July 10, 2017, 1800 pm

Location: Bradshaw RD of Prescott National Forest;14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28)
Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Size: Approximately 28,516 acres
Percent Contained: 100%
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and ponderosa pine stands in drainages.

Fire Summary: Transition from a Type 3 incident management team to a Type 4 Incident commander is scheduled to take place at 6 pm this evening. The Goodwin fire is now 100% contained however smokes may be seen for several weeks as brush well inside the interior of the fire perimeter may smolder but present no danger of escaping established containment lines. Firefighters will continue to patrol the fire perimeter for the next several days as added assurance for public safety. Increasing humidity and recent precipitation have assisted in the containment of the Goodwin fire but have added to the potential for post fire impacts from flooding. Increased water flows in the Big Bug Creek area and its tributaries along with Turkey Creek and its tributaries are anticipated bringing mud and debris flow along with ash.

Additional flood information is available from the Yavapai County Flood Control District (http://www.ycflood.com/).

Reminder: Closures still remain in effect for the area. For maps of the area closure that is still in effect on the Prescott National Forest visit: (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/).

The forecast for the foreseeable future calls for monsoon rains. Residents in these areas should monitor the National Weather Service (weather radio or Web sources http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/), and/or local news media outlets for flash flood warnings due to increased risk of flooding in streams and washed below the Goodwin Fire burn area.  


Debbie Maneely
Public Affairs/FOIA
Forest Service
Prescott National Forest
2971 Willow Creek Road, BLDG 4
Prescott, AZ 86301
www.fs.fed.us 

Goodwin Fire July 5th, 9:00 A.M.

Goodwin Fire July 5th, 9:00 A.M.

070517-AM-Goodwinfire-Type3-Update.pdf
Prescott National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
AZ Department of Forestry and Fire: https://dffm.az.gov/
Bureau of Land Management: https://www.blm.gov/arizona                                                                
Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com
Goodwin Fire Information Line: (928) 925-1111,
Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278
Goodwin Fire Media Information Line: (928) 632-5055,
Facebook: www.facebook.comPrescottNF/

Community Meeting: Yavapai County is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at the Mayer High School 17300 East Mule Deer Mayer, AZ 86333 to discuss “After the Fire Flooding Potential”.

Location: Bradshaw Ranger District of Prescott National Forest; 14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28)
Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Size: Approximately 28,516 acres
Percent Contained: 91%
Cause: Under Investigation
Resources Assigned: Approximately 180 personnel
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and ponderosa pine stands in drainages.


Evacuation Information Update

Evacuation Information Update

The Sheriff met with Fire Incident Commanders today and learned that ‘back burning’ operations are ongoing in an effort to assure a margin of protection from fire for the Walker and Potato Patch areas. As a result, it is not expected those evacuations will be lifted today, but potentially tomorrow. Again, fire behavior will dictate the final decision but crews are doing an amazing job in this endeavor.

All cooperators involved in the Goodwin Fire truly appreciate the community cooperation and support, and understand the desire of residents to get back in their homes. Please remember this fire-fighting strategy is critical to continued success and the goal of full containment.

Please visit the Yavapai County Sheriff's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/.

Donations and the Red Cross

Donations and the Red Cross

The Animal Disaster Services (ADS) would like to say thank you to everyone who donated food and other items to the large animal shelter at the old rodeo grounds, or Coors building in Prescott Valley. As residents of the evacuated area return home, the number of large animals at the shelter has decreased and their needs have been met. ADS would like to say how grateful they are for the donations and ask that any further donations be held back at this time.

The Red Cross will be providing snacks and cleaning supplies from the Red Cross van, which will be located near the Circle K in Mayer for the next several days to those returning home from evacuation.

Current Evacuations Update

Current Evacuations Update

CLOSED

Poland Junction West of SR69 – Closed until further notice
Breezy Pines – Closed
Walker – Closed, APS has restored most of the power to the area. Updates on https://outagemap.aps.com/outageviewer/
Dewey/Humboldt WEST of SR69 ONLY – Closed
Upper Blue Hills – Closed
Potato Patch – Closed

LIFTED

Pre-Evacuation was lifted for:
Orme Ranch/school
Chauncey Ranch
Cross-T Ranch
U-Cross Ranch

Highway 69 is open in both directions.
Poland Junction East of 69 is open for re-entry.

Mayer Evacuation Lifted

Mayer Evacuation Lifted

The evacuation for the community of Mayer will be lifted as of 10:00am Thursday, June 29th. Please note there are significant road closures still in place.

Access to the community of Mayer will ONLY be from the south. SR69 will be open from I-17 north to Central Avenue in Mayer. SR69 will be closed at Central Avenue to all traffic heading north. To the north, the other closure point for SR69 remains in effect at the intersection of SR169 and SR69. No southbound traffic will be allowed on SR69 south of SR169. The High Chaparral community and Poland Junction, both east and west of SR69, are still under full evacuation.

To access Mayer from the north side of the closure, the community is advised that they should take SR69 south to SR169, SR169 east to I-17, I-17 south to SR-69, and then SR69 north into Mayer.  Map 

The closure for SR69 remains necessary as firefighters will be completing burnout operations along the roadway north of Poland Junction. These actions are required to create a fire break to help protect the communities to the north.

The following communities remain under mandatory evacuation: Pine Flat, Breezy Pines, Poland Junction, Chauncey Ranch Rd., Mt. Union, Walker, Upper Blue Hills, Potato Patch, Dewey west of SR69, and Mountain Pine Acres.

All cooperating partners involved in the closure and firefighting operations wish to thank the community for their patience and understanding. They realize the inconvenience created by evacuations and are working diligently to open communities as soon as safely possible.

Goodwin Fire Area Closure Expanded

Goodwin Fire Area Closure Expanded

The Bradshaw Ranger District has expanded the Goodwin Fire area closure on Wednesday, June 28th at 6:00 am. The area affected follows the Prescott NF boundary along State Hwy 69 on the East and North sides, then State Highway 89 on the West, and as far south as Walnut Grove across to Cleator. All campgrounds and recreation opportunities in this area will be closed to the public as a precautionary measure to ensure public safety and to allow safe travel for those involved in the Goodwin Fire.

The Forest is cancelling all campground reservations with recreation.gov for the next 2 weeks and freezing new reservations. Campers will be eligible for full refunds, but should retain their receipts to facilitate the process.

Recreation Sites/Areas Closed:

  • Lynx Corridor
    • Lynx Campground
    • Hilltop Campground
    • Eagle Ridge Group Campground
    • South Shore and North Shore Day Use Areas
    • Lynx Lake Store and Marina
    • Highland Center for Natural History
  • Groom Creek Corridor
    • Groom Creek Horse Camp
    • Groom Creek Schoolhouse and Picnic Area
    • Lower and Upper Wolf Creek Campgrounds
    • Forest Service-Permitted Organization Camps
  • Other Areas
    • White Spar Campground
    • All trails and trailheads within the closure area
    • All camping within our designated dispersed sites and primitive camping within the closure area

Map 

The communities of Cleator and Crown King are open and NOT in the closure area.

For information on the closure please call the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000.

Goodwin Fire Update

Goodwin Fire Update

Current Acreage: 20,644
Percent contained: 1%
From the Southwest Area Type 1 Team:

The Goodwin Fire responded to critical weather and fuel conditions yesterday, and despite exemplary work on the ground and in the air, grew to 20,644 acres. The fire crossed State Highway 69 about half way between Poland Junction and Mayer not long after the road was closed due to heavy smoke at mid-afternoon. The section where the fire crossed Highway 69 was about a quarter mile wide. The fire then burned about 500 acres to the northeast. A newly established mobile retardant base close to the fire provided 88,000 gallons of retardant to rotor aircraft in nine hours. That figure doesn’t include the retardant dropped by the large air tankers that were loading at a nearby airport. Fixed wing aircraft and helicopters worked throughout the critical burning period protecting threatened structures and aiding firefighting efforts on the ground. The primary goal yesterday was to protect the communities of Pine Flat, Poland Junction and Mayer from the advancing fire. A substantial smoke column was visible throughout the afternoon, briefly growing to look like a thunderstorm cloud above the most severe fire activity. This cloud is called a pyro cumulus. This morning cold fire ash was dropping in Dewey-Humboldt.

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. Night crews burned out and improved bulldozer lines put in yesterday to protect Mayer. At dawn, the fire was already advancing across the ridge above Poland Junction. The incident meteorologist has reported that a local red flag warning has been issued for today, signaling another extremely dangerous day for firefighters on the line. To date there have been no injuries on the Goodwin Fire. Fire officials have strongly reminded firefighters that their lives and the lives of the public are the most important of the many values at risk due to this extremely dangerous fire.

Today large air tankers began making retardant drops at 8 a.m. Three helicopters started work at 7 a.m. Additional helicopters will join the activity later in the day to insure continuous aircraft availability until nightfall. In addition to the heavy emphasis on structure protection, firefighters will, as conditions allow, be holding and improving fire lines on more stable parts of the fire perimeter to the west and south.

  • Animal disaster services will be at the shelter for small pets. Large animals can be taken to the Coors building at the old horse track at 10501 East State Rte. 89A. Large animal owners will need provide containers for feeding and watering. Water is available on site.

Evacuations

Evacuations have been ordered for...

  • 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.
  • Walker, Potato Patch, Mountain Pine Acres and Mount Union and the Blue Hills area.
  • Walker Road will be exit only

Pre-Evacuation: Pre-evacuations have been ordered for Orme School, and Dewey-Humboldt.

Hwy 69 from Fain Road to 169 South bound is for response vehicles only.

Shelter locations: Bradshaw High School. Future shelters are being setup in anticipation of future evacuations

Spots available for RVs at the old rodeo grounds at 10501 East State Rte. 89A  in PV for those displaced by the fire.  Please call the phone bank at 928-442-5103 to verify availability.

Evacuation Actions

If time permits:

  • IMPORTANT—tie a white towel or any large white cloth to or near the front door. This tells rescuers that you have evacuated.
  • Unplug all appliances except the refrigerator and freezer
  • Turn off gas or propane
  • Close drapes and blinds
  • Turn on exterior lights.
  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Secure outdoor items and valuables
  • Arrange for evacuation of 2nd cars, etc.

Please make sure you are prepared to evacuation, get your important papers together, prescriptions, photos, supplies for children, take your pets and all pet supplies.

Please make sure you are signed up for Code Red with Yavapai County Sherriff's Office at: http://www.ycsoaz.gov/community/Emergency-Preparedness/Emergency-Notification-System information is strictly confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.

Please consider following YCSO on Twitter (https://twitter.com/YavapaiSheriff) and/or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/).
For additional Fire information such as acres please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/.

Smoke Concerns:

Smoke from the Goodwin Fire is visible and concerning in the quad-cities, but not yet at levels in that might cause harm. ADEQ monitors register the area in the “Good” range. As long as you can still see things that are 5 to 10 miles away you can be reasonably sure you won’t have a medical emergency caused by smoke inhalation. Conditions are being monitored and communities will be alerted as needed. If you start to feel sick or faint contact your doctor immediately.

Particulate matter is a component of smoke from wildfires and consists of fine particles such as soot and ash that can reach deep into the lungs and may contain irritating and toxic compounds. Some of the symptoms related to exposure to smoke from wildfires include:

  • Eye, nose, mouth and/or throat irritation; 
  • Coughing;
  • Trouble breathing;
  • Tightness of the chest;
  • and/or the onset of symptoms related to pre-existing respiratory ailments like asthma or emphysema.

If smoke from wildfires is affecting you and your family consider some of the following actions:

  • If you smell smoke and/or are beginning to experience symptoms, consider temporarily locating to another area as long as it is safe for you to do so.
  • Move indoors and stay there with doors and windows closed.
  • Run the air conditioning, the fan feature on your home heating system with the heat turned off.
  • The filtration systems on home systems can provide some benefit.
  • Run room air filtration units.
  • Reduce your physical activity level. Do not exercise.

At night the falling air temperatures tend to cause smoke to move to lower elevations. Communities near the fire may be affected by poor air quality and residents are advised to stay tuned to radios and scanners for alerts.

For additional information please watch the Yavapai County Emergency Managers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ycoem.

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