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Tenderfoot Fire Update

On the afternoon of June 8th, 2016 a wildfire began on the east side of HWY 89 off Old Stage Road.

Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center was opened in support of the response with personnel on scene to coordinate requests.

Yarnell was evacuated and the shelter is currently open at the Yavapai College 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott. Red Cross is running the shelter and Animal Disaster Services is on site to take small pets. Larger animals can be taken to the Prescott Rodeo Grounds at 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott.

During the fire, power was lost in Yarnell. APS has been on scene throughout the night and as of this morning power has been restored to half of the community. Once the area is safe for personnel to enter, APS will be working on damaged poles.

HWY 89 SR 89 remains closed at Yarnell for a wildfire. The closure is from mileposts 275-282. There is no estimated time to reopen.

Yavapai County has a Phone Bank open for public phone calls, 928-442-5103.

Updates will continue to be posted on as they are available.

Tenderfoot Fire Fact Sheet Current as of June 8, 2016, 2200
Date Started: June 8, 2016
Cause: Under Investigation
Current Acres: 600+ acres
Evacuations: 250-300 Residents; Status: Mandatory being conducted by Yavapai County Sherriff
Evacuation Center: Yavapai College
Structures: 0 homes; 3 out buildings
Injuries: 0
Firefighters have made good progress as they have entered the evening. They were able to successfully utilize existing fuel breaks in combination with aviation resources, fire engines and crews creating handline and black line/burn outs to make some significant progress protecting homes. Fire is on the East side of Yarnell, the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire was on the West side.
1- Air Attack, 1- Lead Plane, 3- Airtankers ( 1 DC10/Very Large Airtanker and 2 SEATS/Single engine airtankers), 2 –Helicopters, 2 – Type 1 Hotshot Crews, 1- 1- Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, 1- 1- Type 2 Crew, 5- Engines, 2-Watertenders
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