Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Yuma Firefighters Help Battle Yarnell Fire

Yuma-Fire-DepartmentSeveral firefighters and some equipment from the Yuma Fire Department are helping with firefighting efforts near Prescott at the Yarnell Hill fire.  On Saturday, one fire engine and three fire department members went to assist the Prescott Fire Department and will take on normal response duties at the Prescott station. 

Battalion Chief Steve Irr is in Prescott on assignment with the Local Assistance Support Team.

It is anticipated the Yuma personnel will return sometime on Wednesday.  Residents from Yarnell displaced by the wildfire will be allowed to return home this morning.

Residents of the nearby community of Peeples Valley returned home on Thursday.

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