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Raging wildfire evacuates Arizona communities

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A raging disasters on Monday continued to push toward the town of Crown King south of the environment.

It’s one of four wildfires currently burning around us-regions.


crime said Sunday’s evacuation orders remained in effect for Minnehaha, Fort Misery and Horsethief Basin with an evacuation shelter now open at education” target=”_blank”>Mayer High School< the wildfire began on Saturday and was about 20 miles northeast of Wickenburg and eight miles southwest of Crown King.

The fire, under investigation but believed to be human-caused, was at 5.4 square miles (1,398 hectares) Monday with no containment.

National weather forecast for Tuesday, May 11Video

Crews also are battling a 1.5 square mile (404 hectares) wildfire in rugged terrain four miles east of Bartlett Lake in the Tonto National Forest and a .23 square mile (59 hectares) wildfire in Florence that is burning in salt cedar along the Gila River.

Authorities said a human-caused wildfire that started Friday northeast of Globe was 20% contained after charring 4.1 square miles (1,061 hectares).

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