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Pinal County residents asked to evacuate due to wildfire

Blaze now 20% contained and 500 acres at last update
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Pinal Co. Fire
Posted at 12:57 PM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 03:04:51-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A Pinal County community has been asked to evacuate due to a wildfire.

According to Arizona State Forestry, the fire is approximately 500 acres and moving south.

Twelve structures have been lost.

The fire is currently 20% contained according to authorities.

All residents are under "GO" evacuation status, to leave the area immediately.

The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center for residents.

It's located at Ray High School, 701-SR-177 in Kearny.

Evacuees can go to the evacuation center to get assistance, cool off, and receive information.

The Mammoth Community Center is also open to evacuating residents.

Air and ground units are battling the blaze.