Evacuation Ordered For Residents In Look Out Mountain, Maverick Area

[Photo courtesy US Forest Service]

Prescott – On Sunday, at approximately 2:15 p.m., firefighters responded to a smoke report at about 8 miles south of Prescott, near Lookout Mountain. The 100 acre Johnson Fire is burning in brush, pinyon and some timber.

According to the USDA, firefighters are on scene assessing fuels conditions.

Smoke is visible from Prescott and other local communities.

Four fire engines, two helicopters, air attack aircraft are among the resources on scene or have been ordered including two heavy air tankers, one very large air tanker, and additional crews.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department has issued a “Code Red Alert – GO” for residents located in the Look Out Mountain/Maverick Mountain Area.

The Code Red Alert: “This is a GO message from the Sheriff’s Office. There is a wildfire threatening. A mandatory evactuation has been issued for residents located in the Look Out Mt/Maverick Mt areas. There is a significant danger to you, gather necessary items and go.”

An evacuation shelter has been established at Prescott High School.

Officials are asking members of the public to not travel in the vicinity of Ponderosa Park, Lower Wolf Creek, and the community of Potato Patch as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be traveling in the area.