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Evacuation notices lifted for some areas threatened by fire

Posted at 6:40 AM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 12:59:26-04

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities made progress toward containing one of two major wildfires in south-central Arizona’s desert hill country, allowing evacuation notices to be lifted for several rural areas though towns elsewhere continued to be threatened.

Evacuations were canceled for places that included Soda Canyon near San Carlos Lake and San Carlos High School near Peridot. But residents were told to be prepared to evacuate again because of a fire southeast of Globe.

Meanwhile, evacuation notices and alerts remained in effect for another fire near the towns of Superior and Miami. Between them, the two fires have burned over 215 square miles of brush and grass.