Woke up to smoke in the Walker Valley this morning.

After a bit of investigation, it looks like it’s a fire that down south, in Black Rock Canyon.

From Walker Fire Department:

From trail 307, we have smoke blowing over from Black Canyon City, no fire here.

From Yavapai Regional Alert:

Wildfire In Black Canyon City – Shelter Opening
Wildfire in Black Canyon City – Mandatory Evacuations North of Tara Springs and East of Gayla Lane in Black Canyon City. Shelter Location is at Canon Elementary School in Black Canyon City at 34630 School Loop Road, Black Canyon.

Multiple agencies are on scene working the fire. At this time road closures are Squaw Valley Road and Mud Springs, also Tara Springs at Melani Lane.

Read the entire article at: http://www.regionalinfo-alert.org/

From AZFamily.com


Firefighters continue to battle a brush fire that first started on Saturday evening in Black Canyon City.

The now third-alarm fire was first reported at a salvage yard around 6:30 p.m. near 21200 E. Smitty’s Street, firefighters said. The fire was thought to be extinguished, but just after 11 p.m. the same night, the fire flared up again.

Multiple structures are threatened by the blaze, which has been dubbed the “Joe Hill Fire.”

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said there were apparently people living in the salvage yard and most of the structures in the in yard have been destroyed.

Fire crews have been working throughout the night and into the morning to contain the fire which is now estimated at 15 acres.

Read the entire article at: http://www.azfamily.com/