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Yarnell Hill Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 7/10/2013

Approximate Location

34.225 latitude, -112.791 longitude

Incident Overview

Procession Through Yarnell on June 9

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Memorials for Fallen Firefighters: Two sets of memorial boards dedicated to the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots are available for viewing. One set is posted at the intersection of Hwy 89 and W. Hayes Ranch Road A second set is available at the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Overlook, established adjacent to Hwy 89 in Yarnell. From the Yarnell overlook, a flagpole raised at the incident location is visible in the distance.

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

Joint Information Center: This will be the final Yarnell Hill Fire update, unless conditions change drastically. Questions concerning the Yarnel Hill Fire should be directed to the Joint Information Center in Prescott (see numbers above). This Center serves as a clearinghouse for fire-related information. It will be staffed by public information officers and support staff from cooperating agencies engaged in fighting the fire, conducting a memorial service for the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots, and for the on-going investigation of the fatalities.

Fire Closures: Highway 89 is now open.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday June 28th, 2013 approx. 05:36 PM
Location3.5 miles west of Yarnell, AZ.
Incident CommanderTemplin

Current Situation

Total Personnel184
Size8,400 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

grass, brush

Significant Events

On July 10th, Funerals occurred for several of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Approximately 500 people visited the Memorial Boards.

Outlook

Planned Actions

None

Projected Incident Activity

Low

Remarks

The Southwest Incident Management Team wishes to express its condolences to the families of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots. May you rest in peace. The Southwest team will be transferring command back to the state of Arizona 7/11 at 0600.

Unit Information

Arizona State Forestry Division - State Office
1110 W. Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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