YARNELL, AZ - The Yarnell Hill Wildfire that has scorched over 8,300 acres and killed nineteen firefighters near Prescott, Ariz. is now 90 percent contained.
Over 450 personel, including eight crews and 15 engines, are battling the blaze, which started after a lightning strike nearly a week ago. The fire started Friday, June 28.
ABC15 will be live streaming the procession as the Fallen Firefighters travel from downtown Phoenix to Prescott. You can watch on ABC15's digital channel 15.2, abc15.com, ABC15 Mobile.
Crews are continuing to build and connect containment lines on the southeast side of the fire. On Friday, crews were successful in connecting a fire line on the northwest corner of the fire.
The areas near Yarnell and Glen Ilah continue to smolder. Officials are keeping close watch on those areas, as well as the active fire.
Evacuations for parts of Peeple's Valley were lifted Thursday afternoon. Residents of Yarnell, Ariz. and sections of Peeple's Valley remain evacuated.
Department officials are assessing homes and structures around Glen Ilah and Yarnell. Residents can call 928-427-6475 for information regarding their property and a damage assessment.
Red Cross shelters are open at Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Ariz. and at Wickenburg High School in Wickenburg, Ariz.
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