Walker Fire Update 12:45
12:45 – USFS reports a general containment of this fire at approximately 2 acres. Fire officials are still concerned about embers blowing outside the containment zone – As a result, our evacuation has NOT been lifted as we await updates from USFS. YCSO officials estimate at least 80 contacts as part of the evacuation notification. Many residents left on their own and are not part of that number.
Stay tuned to this alert box for evacuation updates….
11:45 — The American Red Cross will be setting up a shelter at Yavapai College, 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301, for residents who have evacuated from Walker. The fire area estimate remains at approx. 2 acres – flames have subsided somewhat but wind remains a factor. USFS is the lead on the fire out of the Prescott National Forest office —
Residents will be allowed back into the area under escort to retrieve pets/medications/etc. Please contact personnel at any roadblock for assistance.
11:15 AM — Evacuations for the target area remain underway. USFS has labeled this incident the “Boundary Fire.” Road blocks into Walker are in position. The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center has been activated. Fire status will be updated as soon as possible.
May 13, 2014 – 1030AM – YCSO is currently evacuating portions of the Walker area due to a wildfire in the area. A Code Red Emergency Notification Alert has been sent to an area encompassing a 1 mile radius of Transcendent Lane in Walker. USFS has at least one water dropping helicopter on site. PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE AREA TO ALLOW RESIDENTS AND FIRE VEHICLES PRIORITY ACCESS TO ROADWAYS. Roadway closures into Walker will be in effect shortly.
Fire is estimated at 2 acres – Rescue 1 is on site providing fire managers an aerial view of the operation. No structures have been damaged at this time.