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Brush fire burning in Dudleyville in Pinal County

Posted at 9:40 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-09 13:59:03-04

Crews in Pinal County are working a brush fire in Dudleyville that started around 8 p.m. on Friday.

The fire is about 1,200 acres according to Inciweb at zero percent containment. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says that 100 homes have been evacuated in Dudleyville.

Dudleyville is 65 miles north of Tucson.

It is now being called the Roach Fire.

Fire officials say that 10 structures have burned.

The Roach Fire is burning in the area of Palo Verde Road and N. Cholla Road. Evacuations are underway for homes north of San Pedro Road and west of Cholla Road, and for homes on Horseshoe Drive and Valentine Road.

Evacuees are being asked to go to Hayden High School, where the Red Cross has set up a shelter.

Highway 77 is closed between Dudleyville Road and Valentine Road. 

A type 3 incident management team will take over Saturday night at 6 p.m.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.