Yavapai County Emergency Phone Bank Open This Weekend due to the Horse Fire

(Issued by Yavapai County) Due to the Horse Fire and evacuations of Crown King, the Yavapai County Emergency phone bank will be staffed and open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and on Sunday if necessary.  The number is 928-442-5103.

There are evacuations currently in effect.  All roads leading into Crown King have been closed – Goodwin, Senator Highway at Palace Station, and County Road 59 from Cleator. Please avoid the area to allow suppression resources to travel safely to and throughout the incident. A forest closure order can be expected for the trails and roads in and around the fire area.

The large animal shelter team (LASER) and equine evacuation team (EEE) are standing down for the evening. They will be on recall if the situation changes.

The Red Cross will be closing the Mayer High School Evacuation Center at 8pm but will be available by phone for impacted residents in the Crown King and Minnehaha evacuation area through the night.  Call the Red Cross at 1-800-842-7349.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.  This is an essential service especially during a wildfire. Sign up here: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/A45C10E5EC0F

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