Goodwin Fire Update June 30th 2017 7:00pm
Incident: Goodwin Fire Wildfire
June 30, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
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 25,342 acres
Percent Contained: 44%
Cause: Under Investigation
Resources Assigned: Approximately 1,222 personnel
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and Ponderosa pine stands in drainages.
Today’s Fire Activities: Three fire crews constructed fireline in a critical portion of the fire located in the northwestern area of the Goodwin Fire. The firefighters were supported with water drops from large helicopters and were able to work directly on the fire’s edge. Progress has been very good in that area and fire managers are cautiously optimistic.
Firefighters were moved from the southern portion of the fire and joined other crews that have been working at Big Bug Mesa where the fire continues to be more active. Firefighters expect to make good progress in that portion of the fire by working overnight as conditions will be more favorable at that time.
Firefighters identified and mitigated hazards such as dead trees and unsafe materials in Pine Flat allowing Yavapai County officials to begin assessing damage to private property and identify impacted owners. This will be an ongoing activity and County officials will move to other impacted areas as firefighters make them safe to enter.
The three very large air tankers used earlier on the Goodwin Fire were diverted to a fire on the Coronado National Forest northeast of Tucson today. These tankers remain based in Phoenix at this time.
Evacuation information: Although some 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.
The evacuation of Poland Junction, east of SR 69, was lifted and SR 69 reopened this morning.
Evacuations are still in effect for the communities of Breezy Pine, Mountain Pine Acres, Mount Union, Pine Flat, Potato Patch, Upper Blue Hills and Walker. These areas are evacuated west of Highway 69: Dewey/Humboldt, Poland Junction and from Mayer north to Dewey/Humboldt.
For additional information regarding evacuations and pre-evacuations please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103, 71m – 7pm.