Wednesday, June 24, 2020

5 Alarm Brush Fire - 27th Ln + Vía Aquila. Phoenix, AZ 85086 - Aquila Fire

Five Alarm brush fire reported at North 27th Lane and West Vía Aquila in Phoenix, Arizona.

Units on scene include: M145 C1419A T145 T149(142) FI14 FI15 FI22 FI36 FI39 APS002 AZSL00 BLM000 DPS010 MCSO05 PHXP13.

[Update: June 23, 2020 at 4:36 PM] Go Notification for Aquila Fire An Evacuation/Go notice has been issued in the Desert Hills area between Cloud Rd. to Desert Hills Dr, and I-17 to 19th Ave due to the Aquila Fire burning near I-17 and Carefree Hwy. Residents in the Desert Hills area should evacuate now. Remember to take water, snacks, prescriptions, identification, leashes and carriers for pets, pet food, and other necessary items for you and your family.

Evacuated residents should proceed north towards Anthem. The Red Cross will be setting up an Evacuation Center at Boulder Creek High School, located at 40404 N Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ. Drive with care and follow the directions of emergency personnel. Cave Creek rodeo grounds, and organization has food and water and room to store the horses currently.

A “SET” notification has been issued for the areas of 19th Ave. and Joy Ranch due to the Aguila Fire burning along Carefree Hwy. Residents should be prepared to evacuate Please be alert. Grab your Go-Kit, and be prepared to Go, according the Maricopa County Emergency Alert Center.

[Update: June 23, 2020 at 4:52 PM MST] #AquilaFire, 1000 acres + 2 secondary structures lost. Fire is moving to North through the wash in heavy vegetation, in area of 27th Lane + W. Via Aquila. More than 200 homes in GO - under evacuation, including Joy Ranch subdivision, according to the AZ State Forestry.

[Update: 12:28 PM MST] Fire crews were able to extinguish the Aguila fire, However, road closures remain in place. Those evacuated are not allowed to return until fire and utility personnel are able to assess the burned area, ensuring it is safe for residents to return. An update is expected this afternoon on when road closures will be lifted and residents are able to return, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.