Goodwin Fire reaches 91 percent containment, evacuations lifted

- Firefighters are starting to gain the upper hand in the Goodwin Fire burning near Prescott.

The wildfire has burned more than 27,000 acres, and as of Tuesday morning the fire is 91 percent contained.  The fire has been burning for over a week.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, evacuation orders have been lifted for the following communities:

  • Walker
  • Potato Patch
  • Mount Union
  • Mountain Pine Acres
  • Pine Flat (Forest Road 177) - For residents only
  • Poland Junction West side and south to Mayer, west side

Meanwhile, people in Mayer are working to get things back in order, after they were being let back in their homes. The town's Post Office has been closed since the evacuation order, with mail being taken to Camp Verde. The Post Office was open Friday, and many people were at the office, trying to get their mail.

Fire crews are hoping to have the fire fully contained by the Fourth of July. Highway 69 has also reopened.

More information on the Goodwin Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278

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