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 Fundraising Committee has established a goal $6 million to aid in the rebuilding of our communities. This includes rebuilding homes for the uninsured, and meeting unmet needs of the underinsured,
the Yarnell and Peeples Valley fire departments,
the Yarnell Water Improvement Association
and the Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains.
Donations to the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group are tax-deductible.