Update: 2:24 PM:
All evacuations will lifted at 3:00pm for the area of Poachers Way and Bluff Rd. Residents will be permitted to return home. Please keep roadways clear for emergency vehicles in the area. Thank you.
The Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross has closed the shelter at Yavapai Community College, 1100 E Sheldon Street in Prescott, AZ 86301. Evacuation orders have been lifted and residents are able to return home.
American Red Cross is available to help anyone in the community that has been affected by the Bluff Fire. Please call 1-800-842-7349 for assistance.
Update: 12:32 PM:
This is a Set message from the Sheriff’s Office. The wildfire in the area is not threatening to residents North of Comstock Mine RD and east of Walker Rd and no evacuation will be necessary. Closures remain for the areas of Bluff Rd and Poachers Way. Continue to stay aware of the latest news and information from local media, your local fire department and public safety officials. Thank you.
Update on Walker Fire at of 1135 hours:
- Forest Service Crews and local fire personnel have a handline around the fire - approximately 2 acress and 25% containment. The fire is located near Bluff Road and Poachers Row in Walker. One structure has burned and preliminary information indicates this home is where the fire originated. There are limited evacuations in the area at this time. Please stay out of the area - several roads are closed... Fire equipment is the priority for access.
Update 11:30 AM:
Bluff Fire information: Wildfire in the area of Bluff Road and Poachers Row near Walker current about 2 acres, low rate of spread, multiple agencies on scene.
LIMITED evacuations: An evacuation has been issued for residents located off of Bluff Rd east of Poachers Way in Walker. There is a significant danger to you, gather necessary items and go.
SHELTER has been set up at Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon Street in Prescott.
A SET message has been sent out to Residents at 11:21am in the area located North of Comstock Mine Rd and East of Walker Rd should be set to go if needed. Pack emergency items in the event a mandatory evacuation notice is issued. Stay aware of the latest news and information from local media, your local fire department and public safety officials.
As of 10:50 AM, a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for residents located off of Bluff Road. Here is the message:
"This is a Go message from the Sheriff's Office. There is a wildfire threatening. A mandatory evacuation has been issued for residents located off of Bluff Rd east of Poachers Way in Walker. There is a significant danger to you, gather necessary items and go. Shelter has been set up at Yavapai College in Prescott. For assistance please call (928)771-3260 or 911."
We will bring you more information as it is available.