Welcome to the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group website.
On June 28, 2013, a lightening strike ignited the Yarnell Hill Fire,
which became the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history.
The fire destroyed 8,400 acres, took the lives of 19 elite firefighters and destroyed 127 homes in the unincorporated communities of Yarnell and Peeples Valley.
Most of the destruction occurred in Yarnell,
which lost roughly a quarter of its homes.
The Yarnell Hill Recovery Group was formed by local volunteers to identify the unmet needs of residents and businesses in the Yarnell Hill Fire area,
and to identify ways to meet those needs.
It has been recognized by Yavapai County and the state of Arizona as the recovery group for the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The Yarnell Hill Recovery Group incorporated in July 2014.
The mission of the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group, Inc. is to:
1. Identify the unmet needs of residents and business owners in the Yarnell Hill area and to identify ways to meet those needs;
2. Provide creative, realistic and compassionate oversight for programs and organizations in the Yarnell Hill area, as a living, thriving memorial to the sacrifice of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew on June 30, 2013.
3. To develop, coordinate and expand educational and charitable activities, facilities and programs for the communities of Yarnell Hill area (defined as Yarnell, Glen Ilah, and Peeples Valley)
4. To raise and distribute funds to improve the sustainability of the Yarnell Hill area.
Any person 18 years or older who owns property and/or resides
in the Yarnell Hill Area, located within the boundaries of the
Yarnell and Peeples Valley fire districts, may become a member.
The dues for the membership year beginning Oct. 1, 2014 are free.