Wyrick Fire burning near Heber forces evacuations

HEBER, AZ (June 21, 2021) — Multiple fires are burning in northern Arizona and some communities are under evacuation orders.

Navajo County officials said Monday morning that due to the Wyrick Fire, Despain Ranch and Antelope Valley residents are under “GO” evacuation orders. Antelope Valley is located between Heber and Holbrook off State Route 377.

A shelter will be set up at Holbrook High School, and a large animal/pet shelter will be set up at the Navajo County Fairgrounds.


RAFAEL FIRE: 20,000 acres, 0% containment
Evacuations: GO: Sycamore Canyon, areas south of Forest Service Road 535 off Forest Service Road 231. SET: Paulden, all areas south of 1-40, west of I-17, including University Heights, Kachina Village, Forest Highlands, Pine Dell, and Woody Mountain Road. READY: Garland Prairie

BACKBONE FIRE: 32,757 acres, 0% containment
Evacuations: Pine, Strawberry, Hunt’s Ranch

WYRICK FIRE: 5,700 acres, 0% containment
Cause: Lightning
Evacuations: GO: Despain Ranch and Antelope Valley. SET: Chevelon Retreat and Ranches. READY: All of Heber and the Bigler area.

TELEGRAPH FIRE: 180,685 acres, 67% containment
Evacuations: GO: Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch, Government Springs. READY: El Capitan East and West, Six Shooter, Icehouse Canyons, Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta, Skill Center, Fairgrounds, Schulze Ranch, Ray Mine, Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Beverly Hills, Riverside, Kearny, Winkelman, Hayden, Battle Axe area.


Source:: abc15.com staff

Photo by: Navajo County Emergency Management & Preparedness


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