Goodwin Fire Update 7.9.17
Incident: Goodwin Fire Wildfire
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 28,516 acres
Percent Contained: 96%
Cause: Under Investigation
Resources Assigned: 98 personnel
Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and ponderosa pine stands in drainages.
Fire Summary: Progress continues on the Goodwin fire as the entire southern portion of the fire perimeter has now been placed in patrol status. In the northern portion of the fire work continues on widening the fuel break near the Blue Hills area. The Breezy Pines area did receive some precipitation yesterday afternoon which helped efforts however in the heavy timber areas some residual heat remains. On schedule is transition to an Type 4 fire management team for Monday, July 10th, 2017.
Of note is a fire start on the Tonto National Forest that occurred yesterday, now named the Brooklyn fire, twenty-five miles northwest of Cave Creek. A type 1 National Team has been dispatched to manage the incident which threatens the Interstate 17. Presently, smoke that is now lingering west from I-17 into the Prescott Valley, Dewey Humbolt, Mayer and Prescott is being generated by the Brooklyn fire.
For additional information on the Brooklyn fire consult the following websites:Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5336/#Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/Brooklyn Complex Gmail: Brooklyn.Complex.Info@gmail.com
The Prescott National Forest Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has completed all field assessments on the Goodwin wildfire. Primary treatment proposals include aerial straw mulch and seeding to the burn area to mitigate impacts of flooding and debris flow.
REMINDER: For maps of the area closure that is still in effect on the Prescott National Forest visit (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/).The forecast for the foreseeable future calls for monsoon rains. Residents in these areas should monitor the National Weather Service (weather radio or Web sources http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/), and/or local news media outlets for flash flood warnings due to increased risk of flooding in streams and washed below the Goodwin Fire burn area. Additional flood information is available from the Yavapai County Flood Control District (http://www.ycflood.com/).