News Update!!: Yarnell, AZ: Latest information regarding Yarnell Hill Fire.
** Updated at 6:30pm PT on Friday, July 5th, 2013: **
Here is the latest information regarding the Yarnell Hill Fire near Yarnell, Arizona.
The wildfire was burning 30 miles southwest of Prescott, Arizona near of Highway 89.
The wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters has burned at least 8,400 acres according to Southwest Incident Command Teamt Spokesman Jim Whittington
The wildfire was at 80 percent contained.
The wildfire was started by lightning on Friday, June 28th, 2013.
Nearly 550 fire personnel are fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott, Arizona.
Firefighter continue to mop-up around structures in the community of Yarnell, Arizona and the area northwest of the wildfire.
The evacuation for parts of Peeples Valley, Arizona was lifted for residents at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 4th, 2013.
Residents of other sections of Peeples Valley, Arizona and Yarnell, Arizona, evacuated by the Yavapai County Sheriffs Office on Sunday, June 30th, 2013, remain out of their homes.
The Yarnell Fire Department and Yavapai County are assessing homes and structures around Glen Ilah, Arizona and Yarnell, Arizona.
For information on the status of your property please call: 1 (928) 777-7481.
The American Red Cross shelters are open at the Yavapai Community College located at 1100 East Sheldon Street in Prescott, Arizona at: 1 (928) 717-8210 and at the Wickenburg High School located at 1090 South Vulture Mine Road in Wickenburg, Arizona at: 1 (480) 213-0706.
People with small animals are welcome at both shelters while large livestock can be taken to Hidden Springs Ranch on Highway 89.
Evacuated residents are being advised to call: 1 (928) 777-7481 to find out if their home is one of those destroyed in the fire.
A meeting was held in Wickenburg, Arizona to inform the community that the evacuation will be lifted in the area of Peeples Valley, Arizona to residents only. Utility companies are in the area of Yarnell, Arizona to rebuild.