Yavapai County

Around 1pm, Friday, May 11th, fire crews responded to a brush fire burning off the 89A at milepost 322, just 9 miles south of Chino Valley. The fire is burning through dry vegetation, including grasses and brush, and being fanned by the gusty winds. Structures are threatened, and fire personnel are working with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office to evacuate residents along N. Poquito Valley Road, just north of Acre Way.

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.

A coordinated decision has been made to lift fire restrictions across lands with similar conditions.  As of Monday, July 17th at 12:00 p.m., fire restrictions will be lifted across the following jurisdictions:


*         Prescott National Forest;

*         Yavapai County;

*         Bureau of Land Management - Phoenix District;

*         Arizona State Department of Forestry and Fire Management - NW District;

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.

Fire details

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 24,828 acres

Percent Contained: 1%

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources Assigned: Approximately 800 personnel

For more information you can call the Yavapai County Goodwin fire information hotline at 928-442-5103.

From Yavapai County Sheriff

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 20,400 acres Blue Hills, Potato Patch,

Percent Contained: 1%

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources Assigned: Approximately 950 personnel

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and Ponderosa pine stands in drainages.

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.

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