News Update!!: Yarnell, AZ: Latest information regarding Yarnell Hill Fire.
** Updated at 10:30pm PT on Saturday, July 6th, 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 90 percent contained.
The wildfire was started by lightning on Friday, June 28th, 2013.
Nearly 318 fire department 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.
On Saturday, the fire diminishing amounts of creeping and smoldering.
Significant progress with restoration of power to the community of Yarnell.
The power is restored in Yarnell, Arizona proper.
The evacuation for parts of Peeples Valley, Arizona was lifted for residents at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 4th, 2013.
Fire department crews continue mop-up around structures in the community of Yarnell, Arizona.
Coordinating family visits to the site and all resources will honor the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters as they pass through Yarnell, Arizona.
A memorial service for all 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters killed while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire is scheduled for next week in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Authorities on Wednesday say the memorial service is set for 11:00am MST on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at Tim’s Toyota Center located at 3201 North Main Street in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
The Yarnell Fire Department and Yavapai County were 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.
Yarnell Fire Department held a community meeting in Wickenburg, Arizona to update the evacuees on the current fire status.
**** Traffic Alert!!: The following roads are closed due to the wildfire: ****
State Highway 89 remains closed between Mile Post 270 and Mile Post 283 south of Kirkland.
The Yavapai County Sheriffs Office has three different road blocks: the junctions of Highway 89 and Hays Ranch Road; Hays Ranch Road and Sickles Ranch Road; and at Buckhorn and Frontier Road.