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Crooks Fire evening update, Monday, April 25, 2022: fire is 16% contained at nearly 6,500 acres, some evacuees return home

Crooks Fire Yavapai County Sheriff's
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating some communities south of Prescott and has placed others on pre-evacuation because of the Crooks Fire.

Fire officials say the Crooks Fire burning south of Prescott is 16% contained at nearly 6,500-acres. Some evacuees were allowed to return home today.

The Yavapai County Sheriff released a list of street names that are now open. Only residents with homes on the list will be allowed to return via Walker Rd at the south entrance at Lynx Lake. All other entrances to the area remain closed.

Sheriff’s officials ask residents to remain on their property once they return, as all other areas are still closed, and fire personnel and equipment will be in the region.

Areas not on the list are still in evacuated status. Current evacuation information is on the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/.

Anyone needing assistance may contact YCSO at 928-771-3260.