Emergency officials’ evacuation of Mayer this afternoon has forced the local Post Office to be closed until further notice, Mayer Postmaster Debra Jevitt has announced.
Mayer postal customers who wish to pick up their mail will be able to do so beginning Wednesday, June 28, at the Camp Verde Post Office, 403 W. Finnie Flat Rd., Camp Verde AZ 86322. Mayer customers’ mail should be ready for pickup no earlier than noon on Wednesday.
The Camp Verde Post Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mayer
The American Red Cross of Northern Arizona has opened a Shelter at Mayer High School, 17300 E. Mule Deer Dr., Mayer, AZ 85633. The Shelter has been opened due to mandatory evacuations caused by the Goodwin Fire and ordered by the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management. The Red Cross will provide lodging, snacks, water and a respite from the smoke and heat.
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last week to proclaim May as Yavapai County’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Month. The proclamation highlights the unique risks posed by wildfire, and the preparedness measures citizens can take to mitigate the potential hazard.
Wildfires are never out of season, and now is the time to create defensible space around your home. Cut away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures. Remove all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground around your home.
Cooler temperatures and precipitation moved into the Mayer area Tuesday and extinguished the remaining hot spots of the SA Hill Fire. With containment lines completed and no heat coming from interior areas, fire managers have declared the wildfire 100% contained. Total size remained at 4,336 acres. The area closure that was in effect since last Friday to aid fire management efforts was lifted this morning (August 12) at 8:00 am and residents and visitors can resume traveling in the area.
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Fire managers on the SA Hill Fire have released most of the resources assigned to the wildfire and will now be focused on holding and improving containment lines and monitoring interior burned areas until rainfall fully extinguishes fire activity. Surveys of the wildfire area gathered yesterday put the size at 4,336 acres and 75% containment. There are containment lines completely surrounding the wildfire, and fire managers anticipate declaring 100% containment once the hot spots in the interior have cooled.
Recent rains and a continued increase in relative humidity have decreased the potential for re-ignition of fuels on the SA Hill Fire. There has been little or no movement on the wildfire in the past 24 hours. Weather forecasts indicate a return to some monsoonal activity mid-week which is expected to further extinguish fire activity. The most recent survey of the wildfire states the size as 3,548 acres and last night the containment was estimated at 50%.
Some burnout activity will continue on the east side as crews work to close the containment line.
Light precipitation last night seemed to cool the fuels of the SA Hill Fire, but fire managers recognize that the rainfall was not enough to completely extinguish the heat within heavy brush fuels. Remaining vigilant in working towards full containment of the wildfire, crews will continue management efforts today, including monitoring and holding established fire line as well as possible additional burnout operations.