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Monday, 26 June 2017 21:54

Closure Order for Prescott National Forest Due to Goodwin Fire Featured

Debbie Maneely

Order Goodwin Fire Public Safety Closure Order Prescott National Forest

Prohibitions

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 551 and 36 CPR§ 261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands within the Prescott National Forest, in Yavapai County, state of Arizona. The restricted area is depicted on the attached map, hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A.

• Going into or begin upon the area, 36 CPR 261.53(e)
• Being on a road, 36 CPR 261.54(e)
• Being on a trail, 36 CPR 261.55(a)

Here is the map of the closure area. It is a bit difficult to read at this size, so enlarged sections of the map follow. They are numbered accordingly. 

Exemptions

Pursuant to 36 CPR 261.50 (e), the following persons are exempt from this order: 

• Private property owners and residents within the closure area.

• Any Federal, State or local officer or member of any organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Area Described

The following area closure is established within the specific areas of the Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District on all Forest Service lands as described below including perimeter of Goodwin fire and all access points leading into fire area: 

Beginning at County Road (CR) 56 at the junction of Forest Road (FR) 9404L, the boundary travels south to the junction of CR 57 and then west on CR 57 to the junction with FR 52B. The boundary then travels west along FR 52B to FR 9403C and then southwest along FR 9403C to FR 667. The boundary then travels along FR667 northwest to FR 97B and then south along FR 97B to FR 9405Y. The boundary then travels southwest along FR 9405Y to FR 667. The boundary then travels southwest along FR 667 to the junction with FR 94C. On FR94C the boundary travels southwest to the junction with FR 94, then south to the junction with FR 82A. The boundary then travels east along FR 82A to the junction with Forest Trail 275 and then east along the trail to FR 52. The boundary then travels south along FR 52 to the junction with FR 9222C, then along FR 9222C east to FR 89/389. Then the boundary travels east along FR 89/389 to the junction with FR 9268R, then east along FR 9268R to FR 921 0A. The boundary then travels northeast along FR 921 0A to the junction with CR 178. The closure then travels north along CR 178 to the intersection with CR 74 and northwest to the Forest Boundary. From the Forest Boundary the closure travels west then north to State Highway 69. The closure then travels west along State Highway 69 northwesterly to junction with CR 58. The closure then travels west on CR 58 to the intersection with FR 670 north to CR 57. The closure travels west CR 57 to junction with CR 56. 

Purpose

To provide the public's health and safety due to the uncontrolled Goodwin Fire on the Prescott National Forest. 

Implementation

• This Order will be in effect starting June 26, 2017 at 06:00 A.M. and shall remain in effect until July 30, 2017 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.

• This Order rescinds, replaces and supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the

same acts covered by this Order in that area addressed in Exhibit A

Done at Prescott, Arizona this 26th day of June, 2017. 

JESSIE BERNER, Acting Forest Supervisor Prescott National Forest

Violations of these regulations is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10.000 for an organization or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both; 16 USC§ 551 and 18 USC§§ 3559 and 3571. 

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