Today: Apr 09 , 2020

Final Goodwin Fire Update

09 July 2017   Debbie Maneely & others

Goodwin Fire at 96% containment.

Location: Bradshaw Ranger District of Prescott National Forest; 14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28) 

Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Size: Approximately 28,516 acres 

Percent Contained: 96% 

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources Assigned:  158 personnel

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and ponderosa pine stands in drainages.

Fire Summary: Progress continues on the Goodwin fire as the entire southern portion of the fire perimeter has now been placed in patrol status. In the northern portion of the fire work continues on widening the fuel break near the Blue Hills area. The Breezy Pines area did receive some precipitation  yesterday afternoon which helped efforts however in the heavy timber areas some residual heat remains. On schedule is transition to an Type 4 fire management team for Monday, July 10th, 2017. 

Outlook as presented on Inciweb

Planned Actions

Continue to implement the Suppression Damage Repair Plan and patrol existing containment lines.Fire suppression repair work to fireline perimeter. Coordinate with BAER team on support, access, and accountability.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Interior islands of unburned fuels on Big Bug Mesa will continue to burn and smolder.

24 hours: Interior islands of unburned fuels on Big Bug Mesa will continue to produce smoke as fire slowly backs into them, but are unlikely to threaten containment lines. Larger diameter fuels consume down to ash, within 24 hours and will self-extinguish.

48 hours: Fewer areas of smoke visible from Highway 69, as fuels burn out naturally. Remaining pockets of heat on Big Bug Mesa, will be more than 1/4 mile away from containment lines and pose minimal threat.

72 hours: With the increase of rain events during the last two days, visible smoke will be minimal or non-existent.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Thunderstorms are possible throughout the area. Gusty and erratic winds may allow remaining smoldering fuels to shift from smoldering to active burning. Active fire spread is unlikely, due to inconsistent ground fuels outside of isolated pine drainages on Big Bug Mesa.


The local T3 Team continues to manage the incident and coordinate with a BAER team. The team continues to facilitate cooperators meetings specific to information sharing and post fire flood concerns.


The Prescott National Forest Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has completed all field assessments on the Goodwin wildfire. Primary treatment proposals include aerial straw mulch and seeding to the burn area to mitigate impacts of flooding and debris flow.  REMINDER: For maps of the area closure that is still in effect on the Prescott National Forest visit ( or Inciweb (  The forecast for the foreseeable future calls for monsoon rains.  Residents in these areas should monitor the National Weather Service (weather radio or Web sources, and/or local news media outlets for flash flood warnings due to increased risk of flooding in streams and washed below the Goodwin Fire burn area.  Additional flood information is available from the Yavapai County Flood Control District ( 

Of note is a fire start on the Tonto National Forest that occurred yesterday, now named the Brooklyn fire, twenty-five miles northwest of Cave Creek. A type 1 National Team has been dispatched to manage the incident which threatens the Interstate 17. Presently, smoke that is now lingering west from I-17 into the Prescott Valley, Dewey Humbolt, Mayer and Prescott is being generated by the Brooklyn fire.

For additional information on the Brooklyn fire consult the following websites:



Brooklyn Complex Gmail: