Goodwin Fire 100 percent contained after burning more than 28,000 acres

Firefighters have the Goodwin Fire completely contained as of Monday evening.

The human-caused fire began June 24 at around 4 p.m. about 14 miles south of Prescott. It eventually burned approximately 28,516 acres.

Several communities in the area were evacuated during the first week of the fire, when in one day it exploded from about 4,000 acres to about 18,000.

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Dry conditions and high winds made firefighting difficult in the Prescott National Forest.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency for Yavapai County during the course of the fire, and hundreds of firefighters went to northern Arizona to battle the fire.

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