GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE from Southwest Area Type I Team
June 26, 2017: 11:00 a.m.
Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest 14 miles south of Prescott, Arizona (T12N R1W, S28)
Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Size: Approximately 940 acres
Percent Contained: 0
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral over 40 years old and Ponderosa pine stands in the drainages
Summary: The Goodwin Fire is burning in chaparral and ponderosa pine; south and west of the junction at Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Pierson’s Type 1 Incident Management Team has arrived and taken command of the fire on Monday, June 26 at 6:00 am. Fire crews are currently assessing the feasibility of protecting structures and private property in the communities of Pine Flat and Breezy Pines. Fire crews are also working on establishing fire lines using roads and natural features to slow the fire’s progression.
A Closure Order for the incident is effective today to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public. Please visit the Prescott National Forest website (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or inciwweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for a map of the closed area.
Unseasonably hot and dry weather is creating extreme conditions that are resulting in erratic fire behavior.
Prescott City Airport has requested that for the safety of the pilots please do not park on Club House Drive to watch aircraft takeoff and land. Please watch from the Terminal Parking lot.
Evacuations: The community of Pine Flat has been evacuated; for information please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 422-5103.
Pre-Evacuations: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office shared the following message with residents of Breezy
This is an important message from the Sheriff’s Office. We are currently working a wild fire in your area. There are no evacuations in place at this time, but please be prepared to evacuate if needed. Shelter is located at the Mayer High School. For assistance please call 928-442-5103. Resources Assigned:
Crews: 6 Hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews
Helicopters: 4 Air Attack: 2
The public can obtain fire information via the following: • Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/