Prescott, AZ (June 24 2017) – Prescott National Forest firefighters responded to the Goodwin Fire this afternoon at approximately 4:00 pm. The Goodwin Fire is approximately 150 acres, burning on the Bradshaw Ranger District approximately 14 miles south of Prescott, at the junction of Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177 (T12N, R1W, S28). The fire is moving north and east at a moderate rate of spread.
As a precaution Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating the community of Pine Flat. For information on the evacuation please call (928) 771-3321
A Type III Incident Commander has assumed management of the fire; firefighters will work through the night focusing on suppression efforts.
Resources assigned to the Goodwin Fire include the 2 Hotshot Crews, 1 Type 2 Crew, 3 Helicopters, 2 Heavy Airtankers, 2 Single Engine Airtankers, and 6 Engines.Reminder - Prescott National Forest is currently under Stage I Fire Restriction, prohibiting:
· Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, except in developed recreation sites with metal fire rings or cooking grills
· Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or in a developed recreation site in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials
· Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun; except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal laws and regulations
- Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.