Yarnell Hill Fire: Checkpoints, neighborhood restrictions to be lifted Wednesday morning

PRESCOTT, AZ - The remaining restrictions related to the Yarnell Hill wildfire near Prescott was lifted Wednesday morning, according to officials.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office confirmed that all checkpoints were lifted at 6 a.m.

Highway 89 has opened to all traffic, and residential areas -- including a majority of the neighborhoods damaged by fire.

Residents were urged to evacuate earlier this month as the fast-moving fire spread closer to Yarnell homes and structures.

The YCSO announcement comes the day after 19 firefighters killed battling the blaze were honored in a Prescott Valley memorial service.

Thousands came out to support the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot members, including family members, friends, residents and complete strangers.


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