YARNELL, AZ - This is the latest information about the
Yarnell Hill Fire from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
FIRE START DATE: June 28, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: West of State Route 89 between Yarnell and Peeples Valley.
SIZE: 8,400 acres
ESTIMATED CONTAINMENT DATE: Friday, July 12
NUMBER OF RESOURCES: 249
LOSS: An estimated 129 homes and other structures have burned in Yarnell.
FATALITIES: A fire crew had to deploy their fire shelters late Sunday afternoon after strong winds pushed the fire to their position and 19 firefighters died in the line of duty.
ESTIMATED COST TO DATE: Unknown
EVACUATIONS: Residents of Peeples Valley were evacuated last Sunday but allowed to return home around 6 p.m. on Thursday. Residents of Yarnell remain evacuated.
FIRE CLOSURE UPDATE:
State Highway 89 between South of Yarnell and at mile marker 283 North of Peeples Valley. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office has three different road blocks at the following: the junctions of Highway 89 and Hayes Ranch Road, Hays Ranch Road and Sickles Ranch Road and at Buckhorn and Frontier Road.
A shelter for people and small animals is still open at Yavapai College at 1100 E. Sheldon in Prescott.
A large animal shelter is still set up at the Hidden Springs Ranch on Hwy 89 SW of Hayes Ranch Road.
Red Cross Shelter at 800-842-7349 for more information. If you evacuate please register with the Red Cross on their
website and then look for Safe and Sound or call 800-733-2767.