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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has issued a “Code Red Alert” --or a “GO” evacuation order for residents who live in the Lookout Mountain/Maverick Mountain area about 8 miles south of Prescott.

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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men who were reported missing in the county last week.

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 Authorities have identified an 18-year-old woman killed in a rollover crash near Prescott.

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Sheriff's officials in Prescott say they seized nearly 200 pills laced with the dangerous drug fentanyl in a month-long fraud investigation.


The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors this week unanimously approved a property tax increase to pay for a new jail and justice center in Prescott.


Fire crews in the Prescott National Forest cleared brush along a forest road in front of a wildfire and also worked along its edges while trying to keep it away from homes.


The Yavapai County Sheriff’s office has issued a mandatory evacuation notice for the community of Pine Flat in the southern portion of the Prescott National Forest as the Cellar Fire grows.

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Authorities say a wildfire near Dewey/Mayer has grown to about 12-hundred acres.

The Orme fire was reported Thursday in the Prescott National Forest. Officials say they blaze is moving through grass and shrubs and its being pushed across the landscape by gusty winds.

Authorities say Orme Road…south of Highway 169 has been closed while firefighters work the blaze. We have no official word about how this fire started and its still unclear how much of the fire has been contained.

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Crews on the Prescott National Forest are battling a fire roughly six miles southeast of Dewey.


Authorities are investigating what they say was an apparent accidental death of a Chino Valley man killed while target shooting.

Yavapai County sheriff's officials say 25-year-old Jose Cruz has not been arrested and there are no initial signs of foul play.

Cruz and 25-year-old Angel Perez were target shooting with AR 15 rifles on Sunday afternoon just north of Paulden on a Forest Service road.