YCSO: About 250 homes evacuated in Yarnell

Posted at 9:24 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 02:00:14-04

About 250 homes have been evacuated after a wildfire sparked south of Yarnell on Wednesday, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

The American Red Cross has set up a disaster relief shelter at Prescott Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon Street in Prescott.

A spokesperson said they have enough beds for up to 200 people. Animal Disaster Services is also on site to help care for small animals.

Larger animals can be taken to the Prescott Rodeo Grounds at 840 Rodeo Drive in Prescott.

Yavapai County's Emergency Manager said their is no active call for donations. However, the American Red Cross said people could donate to the Red Cross to support disaster relief programs in general.