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Pine Flat evacuated because of Goodwin Fire

by AZ State Forestry

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said the small community of Pine Flat, about five miles west of Mayer, has been evacuated because of a forest fire that started Saturday, June 24.

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A forest fire started around 4 p.m., Saturday, June 24 near Pine Flap in Yavapai County. At 7:30 p.m., it had burned 150 acres.

A fire started at about 4 p.m. in the Bradshaw Ranger District, about 14 miles southeast of Prescott at the junction of Senator Highway and County Road 177. The fire is moving north and east at moderate rate of spread and had burned about 150 acres at 7:30 p.m.

Pine Flat, which has only a handful of structures, was evacuated as a precaution. An emergency shelter was set up at Mayer High School, according to an email from YCSO.

Prescott National Forest Service spokesperson Debbie Maneely said they are calling this the Goodwin Fire and that two hotshot crews, a type 2 crew, three helicopters, two heavy airtankers, two single engine airtankers and six engines have been assigned to the fire.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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