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Highway 89 through Yarnell to Reopen ---
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Highway 89 through Yarnell to Reopen ---

Highway 89, both north and south of Yarnell, will reopen at 4 PM today –

Please note the following restrictions –

- IMPORTANT – THE EAST SIDE OF HIGHWAY 89 IN YARNELL WILL REMAIN CLOSED and UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER AS FIRE CREWS CONTINUE TO FORTIFY THE SLURRY LINE…THIS ORDER WILL BE REVIEWED AGAIN IN THE MORNING AND RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED.

- The west side of Highway 89 in Yarnell will be open to all residents and businesses.

- Travel slowly and cautiously through town as fire crews and law enforcement will be working throughout the town- SPEED LIMITS WILL BE ENFORCED –

- Areas around Wagoner Road, east of Highway 89 and north of Peeples Valley, remain closed -

On behalf of all the amazing fire crews, deputies, DPS officers and other volunteer groups, we truly appreciate your patience during this incident. As many know and witnessed, fire crews and aircraft support did an amazing job the first fire day to protect the town of Yarnell. YCSO thanks all those who cooperated in a very hasty evacuation as deputies went door to door making contact with residents. We also heard that many residents received their Code Red, Emergency Notification, and followed the instructions without hesitation. Those with handicaps were prioritized and removed quickly and safely – Thanks to Lifeline Ambulance for their assistance –

*** ALSO NOTE THIS INFORMATION FROM YAVAPAI COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ***,

Reentry and Recovery Food Safety

As the community prepares for reentry below are some Food Safety recommendations. A dumpster is being provided for disposal of FOOD ONLY. The Dumpster will be located at the Yarnell Presbyterian Community Church, 16455 W Table Top Way, Yarnell, and AZ 85362. FOOD ONLY.
• Food Safety. Since electric power may have been off for several days, certain refrigerated foods may need to be thrown out:
 All leftovers or cooked foods, raw meats, and lunchmeats
 Any dairy products including cheeses, eggs, seed sprouts, cut melons
 Prepared foods such as store-bought deli salads

You can safely keep things like ketchup, mustard, jams/jellies, store bought salad dressing and pickles/relish. Be sure to check fruits and vegetables for mold. Canned and packaged foods in pantries are safe unless exposed to extreme fire heat.

Check frozen food for thawing and refreezing that might have happened when the power was lost and then restored (example: large ice crystals in the food, or frozen liquid at the bottom of container). If thawed and refrozen is obvious throw away product.

It is cheaper to replace the food than to risk your health by taking a chance. If in doubt, throw it out! For more information call us at (928)771-3149.

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