Fire update: Mayer residents allowed to return home | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Fire update: Mayer residents allowed to return home | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

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Todd Abel, Southwest Area Incident Management Team operations section chief, gives an update of the Goodwin Fire during a media briefing Thursday morning, June 29.

As winds have calmed and barriers hold, fire officials are feeling confident they’ll see an improvement in containment of the Goodwin Fire today, June 29, said Todd Abel, Southwest Area Incident Management Team operations section chief during a media briefing Thursday morning.

As it stands, the fire is just shy of 25,000 acres and remains at 1 percent containment.

“I think we’ll see that number change today,” Abel said.

Given the progress they’ve made in halting the fire, the evacuation for the community of Mayer will be lifted as of 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29.

However, significant road closures remain in effect.

Access to the community of Mayer will be only from the south, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office news release. Highway 69 will be open from Interstate 17 north to Central Avenue in Mayer. Highway 69 will be closed at Central Avenue to all traffic heading north.

To the north, the other closure point for Highway 69 remains in effect at the intersection of highways 169 and 69. No southbound traffic will be allowed on Highway 69 south of Highway 169. The High Chaparral community and Poland Junction, both east and west of 69, are still under full evacuation.

To access Mayer from the north side of the closure, the community is advised that they should take Highway 69 south to Highway 169, Highway 169 east…

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