Governor Ducey Declares State Of Emergency For Goodwin Fire
Governor Doug Ducey has declared a State of Emergency in response to the Goodwin Fire. The fire has burned almost 21,000 acres. The declaration directs $200,000 of emergency funds to the fire suppression efforts and makes eligible reimbursements for emergency response and recovery costs. Yavapai County Emergency Management says it is forced the evacuations of Walker, Mountain Pines Acres, areas of Dewey west of Highway-69, Potato Patch and Mount Union; Meyer, Poland Junction, Chapparral Hills, Breezy Pines & Pine Flat remain evacuated. Officials say pre-evacuations are in place for the Orme School District and other areas of Dewey-Humboldt. Those who are evacuating are asked to leave a white towel or rag on your gate or front door. That will let firefighters and the Sheriff’s Office that you have left. The Red Cross Shelter is at Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley. Highway-69 remains closed from I-17 to Highway-169.
Another community meeting for those affected by the fire has been scheduled for Thursday at 6-pm at the Life Pointe Church (10100 AZ Highway 69) in Prescott Valley.