Goodwin Fire now 75% contained, more evacuation orders lifted

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The Goodwin Fire has burned more than 27,000 acres as of Sunday morning. (Source: U.S. Forest Service) The Goodwin Fire has burned more than 27,000 acres as of Sunday morning. (Source: U.S. Forest Service)
Firefighters hope to complete a burn out operation on Sunday. (Source: U.S. Forest Service) Firefighters hope to complete a burn out operation on Sunday. (Source: U.S. Forest Service)
The containment on fire has remained the same compared to Saturday night. (Source: U.S. Forest Service) The containment on fire has remained the same compared to Saturday night. (Source: U.S. Forest Service)
The cause of the wildfire remains under investigation. (Source: U.S. Forest Service) The cause of the wildfire remains under investigation. (Source: U.S. Forest Service)
PRESCOTT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Firefighters said on Sunday morning they made "excellent progress" against the Goodwin Fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott.

Burnout operations increased the acreage of the wildfire to 27,541 while containment has increased to 75 percent. The operation is expected to be completed Sunday, fire crews said.

As of Sunday morning, there were more than 1,200 fire personnel battling the flames.

[RELATED: Goodwin Fire 43 percent contained; Hwy 69 reopened]

They saw a little smoke coming from the southern and eastern portions of the fire on Saturday night.

On Monday, more evacuation orders were lifted in several communities. They are Walker, Potato Patch, Mount Union, Mountain Pine Acres, Poland Junction West side and south to Mayer, west side.

Some communities remain under mandatory evacuation. They are State Route 69 - west side from Grapevine Road north to milepost 280, Pine Flat for nonresidents and Breezy Pines for nonresidents. 

[SLIDESHOW: Goodwin Fire south of Prescott ]

On Saturday, evacuations were lifted for Blue Hills where power has been restored, Upper Blue Hills where electricity has returned, Dewey/Humboldt, and all areas west of SR 69 south to milepost 280. 

While battling the Goodwin Fire Friday evening, the Flagstaff Hotshots found two deer fawns in danger from the fast-moving flames and were able to save them.

[READ MORE: Firefighters rescue deer fawns from Goodwin Fire]

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

[CLICK TO CALL: Goodwin Fire emergency information hotline - 928-442-5103]

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