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Wildfire In North-Central Arizona Forcing Some Evacuations

Prescott National Forest

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has ordered some cabins to be evacuated after a lightning-caused wildfire grew Sunday to more than 15 ½ square miles (4,040 hectares).

Prescott National Forest officials said the wildfire is burning about 11 miles east of the community of Crown King with no containment.

Residents of Horsethief Basin were ordered to evacuate Sunday morning with nearby areas told to prepare for possible evacuations.

Nearly 160 firefighters were working the blaze that’s believed to have started Wednesday and was at 2.6 square miles (686 hectares) as of Friday.

A Type 2 Management Team has been ordered due to outflow winds from thunderstorms near the wildfire.

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