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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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Fire Ban in Yavapai County

Fire Ban in Yavapai County

In accordance with Yavapai County Ordinance No. 2012-1, Section V. Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Chairman, Rowle Simmons has signed an interim order to enact a fire ban within Yavapai County.

This determination is based upon the implementation of fire restrictions by the following jurisdictions: Prescott National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and local fire districts and fire departments which will be imposed on April 20, 2018, at 8:00 A.M.

The restrictions are due to little precipitation since the end of last summer’s monsoon season across Yavapai County, and the combination of windy conditions and warmer temperatures which are quickly drying out the tall vegetation. These conditions create the potential for a large fire event. The fire ban covers the unincorporated areas of the Yavapai County. Each fire department or fire district has the authority to apply fire restrictions for their respective jurisdiction. Please check with your local fire jurisdiction for more information.
The county ban prohibits all open fires and campfires. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are expressly prohibited. Other types of outdoor fires banned are those that produce open flames such as lamp oil in tiki lamps. The ban also prohibits the outdoor use of equipment that generates open flames or a spark. This restricts the use of welding equipment. Variances for businesses however, can be requested.

The determination includes the following Fire Ban Zones: All of Yavapai County to include the Central Zone, Southern Zone, Northern Zone, and Eastern Zone.

Know before you go - for current information on fire restrictions please visit: www.wildlandfire.AZ.gov  or www.firerestrictions.us  or by calling 1-877-864-6985.
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
Emergency Notification System will be tested this Wednesday 2/28/18

Emergency Notification System will be tested this Wednesday 2/28/18

All contacts in the system will be notified with a reminder to register for those who have not done so. The message will also contain information on ‘Ready, Set, Go’ terminology which YCSO will use in case of a potential evacuation incident

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, beginning at 3:00 P.M., YCSO will activate and test the Emergency Notification System, also known as Code Red. The main focus of this test is to alert residents to Ready, Set, Go terminology which will be used in the case of an evacuation. It is important to understand the definition of each term as it provides guidance on what you should do should if the possibility of an evacuation occurs in your neighborhood. The notification message will include a brief overview of ‘Ready, Set, Go.’ A copy of the flyer for the Ready, Set, Go program is attached to this post.
2-28-18 Yavapai Co ENS Flyer Final.pdf

If you have already signed up for the Emergency Notification System (ENS-Code Red), expect to receive notice on whatever mode of contact you designated to receive messages. This could be by email, text, or voice (a phone call recorded message) depending what was selected as the primary contact. 
 
If you have not registered and receive the notification, that means your number was obtained from public phone records for use with the system. In this case, you are encouraged to sign up and register your preferred mode for contact.

If you do not receive notification, you are NOT registered with the system. Please take the time to sign up at https://ycsoaz.gov by clicking on the Emergency Notification System tab at the top of the homepage.  For everyone, please consider downloading the free Code Red mobile application for smart phones which provides location based alerts directly to your phone- https://www.onsolve.com/solutions/products/codered/mobile-alert-app/codered-mobile-apps-download/

If you would like to sign up, but do not have access to the internet, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or the Public Information Officer at 928-777-7441 and we would be glad to get you registered.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov2-28-18 Emergency Notification all call.pdf
Pile Burning Planned January 30 – February 2, Verde Ranger District

Pile Burning Planned January 30 – February 2, Verde Ranger District

Fire Managers will continue pile burning this week on the Verde RD. Last week they successfully treated 300 acres of piles.

Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments east of the junction of Highway 169 and I-17 starting Tuesday, January 30th through Friday, February 2nd; weather conditions permitting. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.

Cienega Piles – Piles are located along Forest Road 68D and Forest Road 732. Piles are a result of the Cienega fuel break and consist of cut and piled juniper along the roadway. Daily acreage totals will be contingent weather conditions.

Smoke will be visible from HWY 169 and I-17 but impacts should be minimal. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling along FR 68D and FR 732. Burning of debris left over from thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.

All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels 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/
• Verde Ranger District: (928) 567-4121
Pile Burning Planned January 16th – 18th on Mingus Mountain

Pile Burning Planned January 16th – 18th on Mingus Mountain


Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments on Mingus Mountain starting Tuesday, January 16th through Thursday, January 18th; weather conditions permitting. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.

Mingus Mountain Piles – Piles are located at the end of Forest Road 104A, approximately 2 miles east of Mingus Summit Day Use.

Burning of debris left over from thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning. Pile burning is one piece of the ongoing fuels reduction work in the Prescott basin.

All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels 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/
• 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
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.

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