The Prescott National Forest Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has finished its assessment of the impacts of the Cellar Fire which is now 100% contained. The assessment identified areas of severe burn and potential threats to human life and safety, property, and potential threats to important cultural and natural resources.
The Goodwin Fire Temporary Closure will be lifted on Sunday, October 1st at 8:00 am. Big Bug Mesa, Senator Highway, Palace Station, and all other roads and trails in the fire area will re-open to the public. The only remaining closure will be sections of the Charcoal Gulch Trail # 9419 and Nemo Springs Trail #9405 that will remain impassable due to contingency fire line construction in the Blue Hills Area outside the burn scar. These trails will be rebuilt and located during this fall 2017 season.
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses and residents affected by the post-fire flooding from monsoon storms that began July 19, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Douglas A. Ducey on Aug. 1.
The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave and Yavapai counties.
Progress continues on the Goodwin fire as the entire southern portion of the fire perimeter has now been placed in patrol status. In the northern portion of the fire work continues on widening the fuel break near the Blue Hills area. The Breezy Pines area did receive some precipitation yesterday afternoon which helped efforts however in the heavy timber areas some residual heat remains. On schedule is transition to an Type 4 fire management team for Monday, July 10th, 2017.
The American Red Cross is partnering with Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona to aid victims of the Goodwin Fire near Prescott and other wildfires.
Fry's customers can make coin canister donations now through July 31 to the Red Cross as they check out at any register at Fry’s Food Stores locations statewide. All proceeds will benefit the disaster relief efforts of our local Arizona chapters. In addition to collecting donations, Fry’s is providing $10,000 in supplies for personal care items given to those displaced by wildfires.