TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A Pinal County community has been asked to evacuate due to a wildfire.
#AZForestry working #MargoFire in #Dudleyville. Fire burning through thick tamarisk w/n river bottom. Aircraft, incl. VLAT & LAT en route along w/ add’l ground resources. Multiple structures threatened. Per @PinalCSO residents in SET with some in GO mode. #AZFire @PinalCounty pic.twitter.com/ppJqXDc3bE— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) April 8, 2021
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.
#MargoFire now 20% contained still est. 150 acres. Firefighters challenged with high winds & multiple spot fires. 12 structures confirmed destroyed. Aircraft & ground crews working toward full suppression. 75-100 personnel assigned. #Dudleyville #PinalCounty #AZFire #AZForestry pic.twitter.com/nowqJi7ZJK— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) April 9, 2021
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.