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Monday, 03 July 2017 12:57

Goodwin Fire: 75% Containment, Evacuations Lifted, Be Vigilant! Featured

Debbie Maneely and others

Although work continues on the Goodwin Fire, the news is quite encouraging.

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 27,541 Acres
Percent Contained: 75%
Estimated Containment Date: Tuesday July 04th, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation
Resources Assigned: Approximately 873 personnel

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

From the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

This is an update regarding evacuations that are being lifted this morning – Please note the special details and times- A Code Red alert is in the process of being issued ---

As of 10 AM this morning, evacuations are lifted for the following communities –

Walker, Potato Patch, Mount Union, Mountain Pine Acres, Pine Flat (Forest Road 177) – FOR RESIDENTS ONLY, Poland Junction West side and south to Mayer, west side.

As of 12 PM today, the evacuation is lifted for the following area -

Breezy Pines (Forest Road 58) – FOR RESIDENTS ONLY

For Breezy Pines and others whose wells may be impacted, please consider avoiding use of water for cooking or consumption until the water is tested. Please contact Yavapai County Health at 928-583-1000 if you have questions.

Although evacuations have been lifted and roads reopened, property owners are urged to remain vigilant and monitor fire news. There is still active fire behavior, particularly in the northern portion of the fire, and conditions can change easily if impacted by high wind events.

Again, all the cooperator involved in the Goodwin Fire truly appreciate the cooperation and support of all the residents affected by these closures. YCSO will be maintaining patrols in these area throughout the day.

A message from the Yavapai County Flood Control District:

The Flood Control District. There is a reasonable potential that the watersheds within the burn area, including Big Bug Creek and its tributaries, and Turkey Creek and its tributaries, will see increased flows and mudflows as the debris and ash from the fire are washed downstream. Any residential structure in Yavapai County is eligible for flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This includes structures in a Special Flood Hazard Area as mapped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is a waiver to the 30-day waiting period for flood insurance if any claims are for a flood resulting from a fire on Federal property and the policy was purchased prior to the flooding event. Any residents downstream of the burn area are encouraged to talk to your insurance agent about obtaining flood insurance. More information on flood insurance can be found at www.floodsmart.gov. See the Flood After Fire Fact Sheet. Contact Emergency Management for information on sandbags. Specific questions about the flood hazard area on your property can be directed to the Flood Control District at (928) 771-3197.

The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Overall, the program reduces the socio-economic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of general risk insurance, but also of flood insurance, specifically.

SANDBAGS AVAILABLE

Sandbags and sand are available at the following locations. You will need to fill the bags yourself.

Poland Junction - At Junction Christian Fellowship

Mayer - At the Fire Station located at 10001 Miami St, Mayer, AZ 86333

Last modified on Monday, 03 July 2017 15:08
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Prescott, Arizona