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Kathianne
06-28-2017, 09:59 AM
The Goodwin Fire. Prescott National Forest, separated by mountains. Smell was so strong. The fire went from like 7 acres early Tues morning to nearly 20k acres last night.

darin
06-28-2017, 10:22 AM
Geesh. Forest fires are terrifying.

Kathianne
06-28-2017, 10:28 AM
Geesh. Forest fires are terrifying.

Just came into work, it's the topic of the day of course. The road I take, off the interstate is closed, the fire jumped it last night. The only other one is thru the mountains and closer to the dense part of the forest. Not doing that!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
06-28-2017, 10:41 AM
Just came into work, it's the topic of the day of course. The road I take, off the interstate is closed, the fire jumped it last night. The only other one is thru the mountains and closer to the dense part of the forest. Not doing that!
Where forest fire is concerned--stay far far away!
Always veer to the side of caution and wisdom my friend...-Tyr

Abbey
06-28-2017, 12:16 PM
That is truly awful. And I always think of all those poor animals getting trapped. Stay safe Kath.

Kathianne
06-28-2017, 04:41 PM
It's gotten windy, not good. :(

They've declared a state of emergency, we're in the same county.

http://www.abc15.com/news/state/governor-doug-ducey-declares-state-of-emergency-in-yavapai-county-for-goodwin-fire


Governor Doug Ducey declares state of emergency in Yavapai County for Goodwin Fire

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8 mins ago

PRESCOTT, AZ - Governor Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency in Yavapai County for the Goodwin Fire (http://www.abc15.com/news/region-northern-az/prescott/fast-facts-goodwin-fire-burning-near-prescott), according to the Office of the Governor.

The wildfire, which has burned more more than 20,000 acres in the Prescott National Forest, has forced evacuations in several surrounding communities. (http://www.abc15.com/news/region-northern-az/prescott/fast-facts-goodwin-fire-burning-near-prescott)


Close to 1,000 personnel are responding to the fire which is currently one percent contained.

Ducey's declaration will direct $200,000 of emergency funds to fire suppression efforts. The declaration will also make "eligible reimbursements for emergency response and recovery costs."

"This emergency declaration will ensure every necessary resource at the state's disposal is made available to assist firefighters and provide aid to displaced residents. We continue to stand ready to take further action as needed and provide whatever support is necessary. I thank all the firefighters, first responders and professionals involved in this effort for their continued dedication," Ducey said in the release.

Kathianne
06-28-2017, 04:46 PM
I knew it was smoky here, but we're just separated by a mountain range; seems the cloud was visible from Phoenix, which is a heck of a ways away:

http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/goodwin-fire-has-burned-21000-acres-state-of-emergency-declared/452711402


Goodwin Fire has burned 21,000 acres; state of emergency declared 12 News , KPNX1:29 PM. MST June 28, 2017


...

Tuesday night, the fire created a smoke cloud big enough to be seen from downtown Phoenix (http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/smoke-from-goodwin-fire-seen-from-downtown-phoenix/452747249).

What we know

• The Goodwin Fire is burning about 14 miles south of Prescott.
• Officials said Wednesday their priority is focused on the Highway 69 corridor.
• Structures have been lost, officials said, but it's not known what type or how many.

• Gov. Doug Ducey called it (https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2017/06/statement-governor-ducey-goodwin-fire) the state's "top priority right now."


“I want the residents of Yavapai County to know the Goodwin Fire is the state of Arizona’s top priority right now, and we remain fully engaged on the ground with our partners. Not only do our hearts go out to those who have been displaced, but our attention and resources are focused heavily on containing the fire and protecting property and lives. My office is receiving real-time updates from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, which is coordinating with local, regional and federal fire officials. As always, we are indebted to the firefighters, first responders and local community leaders who are managing and fighting this fire, as well as the many other fires throughout the state right now. The next 24 hours will be critical, and the state will provide whatever support and resources are necessary to assist firefighters and residents in the region.”



• The fire is situated between Mayer and Dewey-Humboldt and the front lines are blowing northeast.
• Investigators said its human caused and started Saturday near Pine Flat.
• The flames were just 1 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.
• There was 1,000 personnel providing air and ground support as of Wednesday afternoon.

Kathianne
06-28-2017, 04:54 PM
http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10105&stc=1

Those poor people. So far it's been smaller towns evacuated, but since it jumped SR69, Prescott Valley is close to being put on alert for evacuation.

Kathianne
06-30-2017, 07:17 AM
I've always been partial to the police in the cross-town rivalry between the police and fire departments. I thought it a family thing, now maybe thinking it's a function of where I've lived? Firemen in Chicago area certainly risk life and limb, however a combination of history and building materials make homefires pretty rare, casualties even more so. While detached garages were totaled with regularity, not so much structures that housed people. Police though, they are kept very busy. :(

Living here in AZ, it's very different. There really aren't 'building codes' that can mitigate the dangers of fire when they emerge. It's a function of the environment.

This fire, the Goodwin Fire, coincided with the anniversary of a heartbreaking fire in the same area, The Yarnell Fire. In fact, today is the anniversary of the tragedy of the loss of 19 firefighters/hotshots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarnell_Hill_Fire flags are flying at half mast.

The other day I was talking to Jim about my drive from IL to AZ in 3 days, I love driving. All had gone super easy, though I'd never driven further west of IL than Missouri before the moving adventure. The only 'glitch' was when I left Flagstaff towards Sedona. Flying along on 17, looking for exit towards 89A to Sedona. It was closed, due to The Oak Creek Fire. Eventually made my way via Prescott to Sedona. A couple months later drove through Oak Creek to Flagstaff, one of the most gorgeous drives in the country. The whole way there were signs thanking the firefighters/hotshots for all they did to save people, animals, and property.

Yesterday morning the fire was contained at less than 1%, today is a very different story: http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/goodwin-fire-43-percent-contained-acreage-remains-at-25000/453000504

It looks that if the winds stay calmer, as expected, it will be 100% contained by Tuesday. Gives one a whole new appreciation for firefighters, beyond calendars and cook books. ;)

Abbey
06-30-2017, 08:39 AM
Maybe a good time for that trip to Alaska...

Kathianne
06-30-2017, 08:41 AM
Maybe a good time for that trip to Alaska...

I concur. I actually told a friend to wait a few months to visit, so little we can do in this type of heat, other than eating out. LOL! Not prime vacation spot in the summer.

Kathianne
06-30-2017, 09:24 AM
I've always been partial to the police in the cross-town rivalry between the police and fire departments. I thought it a family thing, now maybe thinking it's a function of where I've lived? Firemen in Chicago area certainly risk life and limb, however a combination of history and building materials make homefires pretty rare, casualties even more so. While detached garages were totaled with regularity, not so much structures that housed people. Police though, they are kept very busy. :(

Living here in AZ, it's very different. There really aren't 'building codes' that can mitigate the dangers of fire when they emerge. It's a function of the environment.

This fire, the Goodwin Fire, coincided with the anniversary of a heartbreaking fire in the same area, The Yarnell Fire. In fact, today is the anniversary of the tragedy of the loss of 19 firefighters/hotshots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarnell_Hill_Fire flags are flying at half mast.

The other day I was talking to Jim about my drive from IL to AZ in 3 days, I love driving. All had gone super easy, though I'd never driven further west of IL than Missouri before the moving adventure. The only 'glitch' was when I left Flagstaff towards Sedona. Flying along on 17, looking for exit towards 89A to Sedona. It was closed, due to The Oak Creek Fire. Eventually made my way via Prescott to Sedona. A couple months later drove through Oak Creek to Flagstaff, one of the most gorgeous drives in the country. The whole way there were signs thanking the firefighters/hotshots for all they did to save people, animals, and property.

Yesterday morning the fire was contained at less than 1%, today is a very different story: http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/goodwin-fire-43-percent-contained-acreage-remains-at-25000/453000504

It looks that if the winds stay calmer, as expected, it will be 100% contained by Tuesday. Gives one a whole new appreciation for firefighters, beyond calendars and cook books. ;)


How young:

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10107&stc=1

NightTrain
06-30-2017, 10:17 AM
Wow, hopefully they can get that under control. My mom's in Wisconsin right now and probably worried sick about her horses at home in AZ.

Kathianne
06-30-2017, 10:35 AM
Wow, hopefully they can get that under control. My mom's in Wisconsin right now and probably worried sick about her horses at home in AZ.

If she's not in the Mayer area, should be fine. The only property losses I've seen reported have been very rural. Prescott itself wasn't evacuated. It's now at least 48% contained, and more under control by the hour. Winds have died down and the temps too have fallen a bit. Prescott's high today is 95. Cottonwood, 103. Not too bad.

SassyLady
07-02-2017, 09:33 PM
Monsoon season brings rain but also winds and lightning... need the rain ... all the high temps are turning everything to dry tinder.

Firefighters, especially wildfire firefighters, are my heroes.

Abbey
07-03-2017, 10:48 AM
My nephew said he saw the fire on top of a mountain, and he is in Phoenix.

Kathianne
07-03-2017, 03:38 PM
My nephew said he saw the fire on top of a mountain, and he is in Phoenix.

I lbow the saw smoke, but it's over 1pp miles.