Prescott

12 News

Updated Thu, June 29 at 6:20 p.m. 

Officials report fire crews have now contained 43 percent of the Goodwin Fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott. Changing weather conditions are helping crews turn a corner in fighting the 25,000-acre blaze. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


12 News

Updated at 3 p.m. Wed, June 28 

The Goodwin Fire 14 miles south of Prescott has forced the evacuations of several communities as fire crews struggle with arduous conditions. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s reached nearly 21,000 acres and is only about 1 percent contained. 


(Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A fast-moving wildfire has charred more than 28 square miles (72 square kilometers) in north-central Arizona and forced the evacuation of the town of Mayer as a precaution, along with other areas.

Arizona Dept. of Forestry and Fire

Updated Tue, June 27 at 8:55 a.m. 

Firefighters on the Prescott National Forest are battling a 4,399-acre wildfire that prompted the evacuation of the Pine Flat community over the weekend. Officials have also now confirmed that some structures have burned, and only 5 percent of the blaze has been contained on the Bradshaw Ranger District. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A group of Arizona House lawmakers is launching an effort aimed at cutting the soaring costs of police and fire pensions.

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