6/26/17 – Goodwin Fire Update

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Jun 262017
 

GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE from Southwest Area Type I Team
June 26, 2017: 11:00 a.m.
Location:
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
Pines
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
 Engines: 29
 Helicopters: 4  Air Attack: 2
 Personnel: 525

The public can obtain fire information via the following: • Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

6/26/17 Update – Cordes Lakes Water Emergency

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Jun 262017
 

CORDES LAKES WATER EMERGENCY

Monday, June 26, 2017

MORNING UPDATE
Cordes Lakes Water remains in a Stage 3 Water Curtailment. Customers are asked to employ water conservation measures to reduce their daily consumption by approximately 50%. All outside watering should be eliminated and indoor water conservation techniques should be employed whenever possible.
Cordes Lakes water system operated normally yesterday.
Due to adequate water storage levels, the planned system-wide shut down scheduled for Sunday night was cancelled.
Based on 6:30 a.m. water storage tank levels, water system storage decreased from 67% of capacity yesterday to 54% of capacity at 6:30 a.m. today.
Average water storage capacity for yesterday was 57%.
STATEMENT
Water conservation by customers, water hauling and nightly planned system-wide shutdowns through last Friday, allowed the Cordes Lakes water system began the weekend at 79% of storage capacity. Based on the significantly improved level of storage, Cordes Lakes water system cancelled the planned system-wide shut down scheduled for Saturday and Sunday nights.
Storage remains adequate at 57% of capacity this morning, but water demand continues to exceed water supply available from the wells. Therefore, storage levels are expected to continue to decline on Monday. In order to prevent water storage from dropping below acceptable levels, Cordes Lakes Water is tentatively planning a shortened 12 midnight to 3:00 a.m. system-wide shut down tonight. The need for a shut down will be reevaluated throughout the day and implemented only if necessary.
Through Tuesday, daily high temperatures are forecasted to remain over 100 degrees. Continued water conservation and storage recovery is needed to fully stabilize the system.
Cordes Lakes remains in a Stage 3 Water Curtailment and is asking its customers to conserve water to allow for continued water system recovery. Customers are asked to voluntarily employ water conservation measures to reduce their daily consumption by approximately 50%. All outside watering should be eliminated, except livestock, and indoor water conservation techniques should be employed whenever possible.
Cordes Lakes water system will consider a system-wide shut down each night until the system recovers and daily demand is below available water supply. The need for a system-wide shut down and the specific duration of the shut down is reevaluated each day. If water is off between 11:00 pm and 3:30 am, it is due to the system-wide shut down.
For those customers that need it, a limited supply of bottled water is available at Mayer Fire Station in Cordes Lakes. Please bring a driver’s license showing a Cordes Lakes address.
The Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management will be posting regular updates from Cordes Lakes. Please check www.facebook.com/ycoem to get the latest update regarding planned outages and system status.

6/21/17 – CORDES LAKES WATER EMERGENCY

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Jun 212017
 

CORDES LAKES WATER EMERGENCY

Due to the extreme heat, the water demand in the Cordes Lakes Water System has increased above normal levels. All of the tanks, equipment and wells are operating, but the system has not been able to keep up with demand.

Cordes Lakes has issued a Stage 3 Water Curtailment and is asking its customers to conserve water to allow the water system to recover. Customers are asked to voluntarily employ water conservation measures to reduce their daily consumption by approximately 50%. Cordes Lakes customers are cooperating and the system has begun to recover. However, more recovery is needed.

In addition to asking customers to conserve, Cordes Lakes is trucking water from Prescott Valley to fill tanks and supplement the water supply. Cordes Lakes is also implementing a planned system-wide shut down between 11:00pm to 3:00am each night until the system recovers. The need for a system shut-down is reevaluated each day. If water is off between 11:00 pm and 3:30 am, it is due to the system-wide shut down.

Cordes Lakes apologizes for this inconvenience and would like to assure its customers that it is working to increase the water supply both in the short-term and long-term.

For those customers that need it, a limited supply of bottled water is available at Mayer Fire Station in Cordes Lakes. Please bring a driver’s license showing a Cordes Lakes address.

The Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management will be posting regular updates from Cordes Lakes. Please check www.facebook.com/ycoem to get the latest update regarding planned outages and system status.

Mayer Fire responded to the Badger Fire 6/1/2017

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Jun 022017
 

Mayer Fire crews were dispatched for a vehicle fire at I-17 and Badger Springs Rd.  Upon arrival, crews faced a fully involved vehicle fire that spread into 5 acres of wildland and quickly spread to over 160 acres.  Multiple agencies including air resources assisted in the firefight.  The fire as of 6/2/2017 is fully contained.

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Mayer Fire received grant from the 100 Club Safety Enhancement Stipend program

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Mar 292017
 

The Mayer Fire district just took delivery of two complete sets of firefighting personal protective gear.  This was made possible from the 100 Club of Arizona’s Safety Enhancement Stipend grant program.  The members of Mayer Fire are extremely grateful for this award and all the 100 Club does for our First Responders across Arizona!

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Mayer Fire receives Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

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Mar 292017
 

• Mayer Fire District received four sets of personal protective gear worth $12,626 through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The awarded gear, which includes helmets, coats, pants, boots, gloves and hoods, will provide necessary protection in the line of duty, allowing firefighters to provide safe and efficient services to their community.

FINAL – Groom Creek Fire District, Mayer Fire District, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority – Prescott, AZ

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Arson blamed for early morning house fire at the Creekside Lodge.

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Mar 102017
 

A structure fire that destroyed a home at the Creekside Lodge in the 11000 block of South Highway 69 early Thursday morning, March 9, is being investigated as a case of arson, Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

The call came in at about 4:20 a.m., when the residents of the manager’s house at the Lodge awoke to find their back porch on fire, Mayer Fire Chief Eric Kriwer said.

https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/mar/10/arson-blamed-mayer-fire/

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