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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.

Goodwin Fire Update 10:15 p.m. Pre-Evac orders

Goodwin Fire Update 10:15 p.m. Pre-Evac orders

Emergency Nofication:
Pre-Evacuation Notice has been sent out for the Dewey-Humbolt area. Please see https://goo.gl/e7NJhg

This is an important message from the Sheriff's Office. There is a wildfire in your area. Please prepare in case...

READY “GET READY” for Wildland Fire Season
Ready starts at the beginning of wildland fire season. This season brings a need for members of the wildland-urban interface community to:
 prepare their homes by creating defensible space;
 make a plan;
 build a kit;
 check on your neighbors, family, friends, and elders to ensure they’re ready; and
 inspire others to do the same.

SET "BE SET" to Evacuate
Pack your emergency items. Stay aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media, your local fire department, and public safety officials. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should consider relocating to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area.
You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. Residents should gather necessary items in the event a “GO” order is issued. This may be the only notice that you receive.

GO “EVACUATE – GO!”
Evacuation orders are given by the authorizing Sheriff. Information that must be conveyed to the community are:
 Accessible routes and closed areas;
 Shelter facility location(s); and
 Media outlets to monitor for additional information.
Temporary re-entry and/or return will be authorized by the jurisdiction having authority of the affected area in consultation with emergency management and other response authorities.

Goodwin Fire Update 8:00 p.m.

Goodwin Fire Update 8:00 p.m.

News Release
Tiffany Davila Goodwin Fire Information: 928-925-1111
Department of Forestry and Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278
(602) 540-1036
Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com


GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE
June 27, 2017: 8:00 p.m.
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 18,000 acres
Percent Contained: 1%
Cause: Under Investigation

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

Summary: The Goodwin Fire continues to burn in very rugged terrain south and west of the junction with Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Fire crews began the day working to keep the fire south of County Road 177, the Mayer-Goodwin Road, and away from the homes and communities to the north. Active fire behavior has resulted in very rapid fire growth to the northeast. Highway 69 was closed due to smoke and visibility at midafternoon between I-17 and Hwy 169. Later in the afternoon the fire had put several spots across State Highway 69. Fixed wing aircraft and helicopters have been working all day to assist firefighting efforts. Coordinated efforts are being made to evacuate communities and focus on opportunities for structure protection in the evacuation areas. Residents are being encouraged to evacuate if they are under an evacuation order for their safety and the safety of firefighters.

Many factors are contributing to the fire’s behavior including high temperatures; low humidity; high winds, dense, dry, and thick vegetation; and steep, rugged terrain. The fire is burning in chaparral that has not experienced fire for more than 40 years. The other primary fuel is ponderosa pine which is growing in very rugged terrain with little access. Because firefighter and public safety is the number one objective, firefighters are being directed to not put themselves in situations where the risks are high and probability of success is low.

A Public Meeting was held this evening at the Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley, AZ. Residents had the opportunity to hear from local, state, federal, and incident management officials and ask questions regarding the status of and plans for fighting the Goodwin Fire.

Evacuations: Evacuations have been ordered for the Breezy Pines subdivision, all of Mayer, Poland Junction and Chaparral Hills. The evacuation remains in place for Pine Flat. A shelter has been set up at the Bradshaw Mountain High School, 6000 E Long Look Drive in Prescott Valley.

Pre-Evacuation: Pre-evacuations have been ordered for the area north of the Goodwin-Mayer Road/County Road 177, and west of Highway 69, from Mayer to south of Poland Junction. This does not include areas east of Highway 69. Pre-evacuations have also been ordered for Walker, Potato Patch, and Mountain Pine Acres. For additional information please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103, 7am – 7pm.

Closures: State Highway 69 is now closed from I-17 to Hwy 169.
A Closure Order on the Prescott National Forest is in effect to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public.
Please visit the Prescott National Forest website (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for a map of the closed area.

Structure Damage: Goodwin Fire managers and cooperators have been receiving inquiries regarding structures damaged or destroyed during the first day of Goodwin Fire. It was reported that structures have been destroyed and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office personnel are working with fire officials to determine the extent of damaged structures. However, this can only be accomplished when it is safe for deputies to enter, complete an accurate assessment, and determine ownership. Efforts to expedite the release of such information is ongoing. In the meantime, the patience of those residents who have been evacuated is greatly appreciated.

CodeRed: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System (ENS). With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your
phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency. Please go to the Sheriff’s Office website: www.ycsoaz.gov and click on the Emergency Notification System tab or the Code Red link on the home page.

Resources Assigned:
 Crews: 6 Hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews
 Engines: 29
 Helicopters: 6
 Air Attack: 2
 Personnel: 525

The public can obtain fire information via the following:
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
Goodwin Fire Update 4:30pm - Shelter Updates

Goodwin Fire Update 4:30pm - Shelter Updates

For Immediate Release 6/27/17 3:25 p.m. UPDATE

• MOVING Shelter: Shelter location is being relocated to the Bradshaw Mountain High School at 6000 Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley AZ 86314
• 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 Staste Rte 89A. Large animal owners will need provide containers for feeding and watering. Water is available on site.

Current Evacuations
• Breezy Pines is under mandatory evacuations
• All of Mayer area is under mandatory evacuations
• Hwy 69 from Hwy 17 to Hwy 169 is closed

Pre-Evacuations have been announced for Walker, Potato Patch, Mountain Pine Acres and Mount Union.
Evacuation Actions

Type I Team Press Release

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

  

Goodwin Fire Update 9:30am - Division of Forestry and Fire

Goodwin Fire Update 9:30am - Division of Forestry and Fire

News Release
Tiffany Davila Goodwin Fire Information: 928-925-1111
Department of Forestry and Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278
(602) 540-1036
Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com

There will be a public meeting tonight, see information below.

GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE
June 27, 2017: 9:30 a.m.
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

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

Summary: The Goodwin Fire continues to burn in very rugged terrain to the south and west of the junction with Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Fire crews have been working to keep the fire south of County Road 177, the Mayer-Goodwin Road, and away from the homes and communities to the north. So far they have been successful as the fire has been burning mostly eastward toward the 2015 SA Hill Fire scar. Yesterday the fire burned up and over Brady Butte.

Many factors contribute to the fire’s behavior including temperatures; humidity; vegetation type, density, and moisture content; slope and aspect, wind direction and speed, and terrain. Fire weather is predicted to be near critical today, with low humidity, high temperatures, and breezy conditions. The fire is burning in thick, dry, and decadent chaparral and ponderosa pine in very rugged terrain with little access, which makes conditions hazardous for firefighters. Because firefighter and public safety is the number one objective, firefighters are being directed to not put themselves in situations where the risks are high and probability of success is low. The consistent message from leaders to firefighters is “Nothing is worth you getting hurt”.

Closures: A Closure Order for the incident is in effect to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public. Please visit the Prescott National Forest website (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for a map of the closed area.

Evacuations: 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, 7am – 7pm.

Pre-Evacuations: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office shared the following message with residents of Breezy Pines: “We are currently working with Goodwin Fire officials. There are no evacuations in place at this time in Breezy Pines, but please be prepared to evacuate if needed. Shelter is located at the Mayer High School. For assistance please call 928-442-5103, 7am – 7pm”.

Structure Damage: Goodwin Fire managers and cooperators have been receiving inquiries regarding structures damaged or destroyed during the first day of Goodwin Fire. It was reported that structures have been destroyed and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office personnel are working with fire officials to determine the extent of damaged structures. However, this can only be accomplished when it is safe for deputies to enter, complete an accurate assessment, and determine ownership. Efforts to expedite the release of such information is ongoing. In the meantime, the patience of those residents who have been evacuated is greatly appreciated.

CodeRed: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your
phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency. Please go to the Sheriff’s Office website: www.ycsoaz.gov and click on the Emergency Notification System tab or the Code Red link on the home page.

Resources Assigned:
 Crews: 6 Hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews
 Engines: 29
 Helicopters: 6
 Air Attack: 2
 Personnel: 525

The public can obtain fire information via the following:
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

Goodwin Fire Update from Southwest Area Type I Team

Goodwin Fire Update from Southwest Area Type I Team

GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE as of June 26, 2017: 8:00 p.m.

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 1500 acres
Percent Contained: 5% Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral over 40 years old and Ponderosa pine stands in the drainages

Summary: The Goodwin Fire is burning in chaparral and ponderosa pine south and west of the junction at Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. This afternoon’s fire behavior was erratic and unsafe for firefighters working near Pine Flat as winds pushed the fire through dense fuels 2 miles to the east towards Brady Butte.
With safety being our primary objective, for approximately 2 hours firefighters were disengaged from their suppression efforts. When conditions allowed, firefighters resumed community protection efforts in Pine Flat and implemented back burning operations along Senator Highway. This evening crews will perform back burning operations along County 177 east of Pine Flat and continue efforts to protect values potentially impacted by the fire. The consistent message from leaders to firefighters tonight was “Nothing is worth you getting hurt”. 

There will be a public meeting tomorrow night. Please see information below.
Public Meeting: Tuesday, June 27, at the Mayer High School in Spring Valley, AZ @ 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. (17300 E. Mule Deer Drive, Mayer, AZ). 

Closures: A Closure Order for the incident is effective today to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public. Please visit the Prescott National Forest website (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for a map of the closed area.

Evacuations: The community of Pine Flat has been evacuated; for information please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103, 7am – 7pm.

Pre-Evacuations: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office shared the following message with residents of Breezy Pines.
This is an important message from the Sheriff's Office. We are currently working a wild fire in your area. There are no evacuations in place at this time in Breezy Pines, but please be prepared to evacuate if needed. Shelter is located at the Mayer High School. For information please call 928-442-5103, 7am – 7pm.

CodeRed: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency. Please go to the Sheriff’s Office website: www.ycsoaz.gov and click on the Emergency Notification System tab or the Code Red link on the home page. 

Resources Assigned:
Crews: 6 Hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews
Engines: 29
Helicopters: 4
Air Attack: 2
Personnel: 525

The public can obtain fire information via the following:
Twitter: @PrescottNF
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

Forest Service Shield
Debbie Maneely
Public Affairs/FOIA
Forest Service
Prescott National Forest

Information: 928-925-1111

Department of Forestry and Fire  
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/

 

Goodwin Fire Update from Southwest Area Type I Team

Goodwin Fire Update from Southwest Area Type I Team

GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE
June 26, 2017: 11:00 a.m.
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 940 acres
Percent Contained: 0
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral over 40 years old and Ponderosa pine stands in the drainages

Summary: The Goodwin Fire is burning in chaparral and ponderosa pine; south and west of the junction at Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Pierson’s Type 1 Incident Management Team has arrived and taken command of the fire on Monday, June 26 at 6:00 am. Fire crews are currently assessing the feasibility of protecting structures and private property in the communities of Pine Flat and Breezy Pines. Fire crews are also working on establishing fire lines using roads and natural features to slow the fire's progression.
A Closure Order for the incident is effective today to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public. Please visit the Prescott National Forest website (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or inciwweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for a map of the closed area.
Unseasonably hot and dry weather is creating extreme conditions that are resulting in erratic fire behavior.
Prescott City Airport has requested that for the safety of the pilots please do not park on Club House Drive to watch aircraft takeoff and land. Please watch from the Terminal Parking lot.

Evacuations: The community of Pine Flat has been evacuated; for information please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103.
Pre-Evacuations: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office shared the following message with residents of Breezy Pines
This is an important message from the Sheriff's Office. We are currently working a wild fire in your area. There are no evacuations in place at this time, but please be prepared to evacuate if needed. Shelter is located at the Mayer High School. For assistance please call 928-442-5103.
Resources Assigned:
 Crews: 6 Hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews
 Engines: 29
 Helicopters: 4
 Air Attack: 2
 Personnel: 525

The public can obtain fire information via the following:
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
Goodwin Fire Update as of June 25th 8:00PM

Goodwin Fire Update as of June 25th 8:00PM

GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE
June 25, 2017: 8:00 p.m.
Location:
 Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest
 Latitude: 34 21 27 Longitude: 112 22 23
 14 miles south of Prescott, Arizona (T12N R1W, S28)

Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Size: Approximately 500 acres

Percent Contained: 0

Cause: Under Investigation

Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine

Summary: The Goodwin Fire is burning in chaparral and ponderosa pine; south and west of the junction at Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Pierson’s Type 1 Incident Management Team has arrived and will take command of the fire on Monday, June 26 at 6:00 am.

This afternoon the fire was active on the south and east flank. Due to erratic winds and fire behavior, ground resources role in suppression was limited during the afternoon.

Today ground resources worked on direct line construction with the use of air support. As we work on a Closure Order for the incident, we ask that folks stay off Senator Highway (FS Road 52) and County Road 177.

The community of Pine Flat has been evacuated; for information on the evacuation please call (928) 771-3321.

Prescott City Airport has that for the safety of the pilots please do not park on Club House Drive to watch aircraft takeoff and land. Please watch from the Terminal Parking lot.

Objectives:
1. Provide for firefighter and public safety.
2. Minimize impacts and threats to all private property and other valuable resources.
3. Effectively manage incident costs by planning strategies and tactics with high probability of success.
4. Maintaining effective communications with all involved partners.

.Resources Assigned:
 Crews: 5
 Engines: 6
 Helicopters:6
 Air Attack: 4
 Water Tenders:1
 Miscellaneous Overhead

Fire Restrictions: Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect on the Prescott National Forest.

Fire Weather: Hot, dry conditions with potential for gusty winds.

Closures:

The public can obtain fire information via the following:
• Prescott National Forest Web Site: //www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Fire Information: 928-925-1111

Debbie Maneely
Public Affairs/FOIA
Forest Service
Prescott National Forest

Goodwin Fire Update 6/25/17, 10:00 AM

Goodwin Fire Update 6/25/17, 10:00 AM

Goodwin Fire
Update 6/25/17, 10:00 AM–
Road Closures:
Intersection of Forest Road 52 and Forest Road 89 –
5 Corners above Breezy Pines, Poland Junction-
Forest Road 261-
Palace Station off Forest Road 52-
Goodwin Road out from Mayer –
Last Reported - National Forest reported the fire at 200 acres on 6/24/17 at 7:00 PM.
A phone bank has been activated to handle the public’s questions and can be reached at 928-442-5103 in the Prescott area or 928-639-8112 in the Verde Valley.
The Prescott National Forest has reported the following assets are currently on site.
Resources Assigned:
Crews: 3
Engines: 6
Helicopters:6
Air Attack: 2
Water Tenders:1
Miscellaneous Overhead
Summary: The Goodwin Fire is burning in chaparral and ponderosa pine; south and west of the junction at Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. It is being managed as a Type 3 incident, however a Type 1 Incident Management Team is expected to take command of the fire on Monday, June 26 at 6:00 am.
A full suppression strategy is being implemented. Today ground resources will be working on direct line construction with the use of air support. As we work on a Closure Order for the incident, we ask that folks stay off Senator Highway (FS Road 52) and County Road 177.

Additional updates are being posted at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/YCOEM
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