Public Information Officer David McAtee, Yavapai CountyAgency
Cellar Fire Update
A Cellar Fire Community Meeting will be held tonight, July 18, at 6 pm at Glassford Hill Middle School, 9601 E. Panther Path, Prescott Valley, AZ. American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services will be provided. We plan to Livestream the meeting on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/ and the recording will be posted after the meeting is over. If we are unable to livestream or lose the connection, we will record the meeting and post highlights afterwards. No Facebook account is required to view the video.
There are NO evacuations currently in effect. As a precaution, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Code Red ‘SET’ for the community of Pine Flat; and a Code Red ‘READY’ for the communities of Walker, Groom Creek, Wolf Creek, Potato Patch, Indian Creek, and Crown King. For information on the Code Red alerts you can visit the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/ or call (928) 771-3321.
A Prescott National Forest Cellar Fire Closure Order went into effect this morning. It includes everything south of Wolf Creek including Potato Patch, south to the community of Crown King. The community of Crown King remains open for business. Detailed information and map are available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6443/.
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Every time a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of this area. More info visit Know Before You Fly, http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
The Yavapai County Emergency Management office has activated the emergency phone bank to answer questions about the Cellar Fire. The phone bank will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and can be reached at 928-442-5103 or 928-925-1111. You can also find up to date information at the following websites:
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises. Sign up here http://ycsoaz.gov/
Follow the Sheriff’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/
The Yavapai County Emergency Management Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YCOEM/
Or Yavapai County at https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCounty/
U.S. Forest Service – Prescott National Forest, Prescott, Arizona. 10K likes. Prescott National Forest – Where the Desert Meets the Pines in Central Arizona