Final Update: The Yarnell Hill Fire is 100% Contained
Final Update: The Yarnell Hill Fire is 100% more
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.
|Date of Origin||Friday June 28th, 2013 approx. 05:36 PM|
|Location||3.5 miles west of Yarnell, AZ.|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday July 12th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM|
Diminishing amounts of smoldering
On July 10th, Funerals occurred for several of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Approximately 500 people visited the Memorial Boards.
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.
|Wind Conditions||15 mph SW|