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Wildfire causing evacuations east of Flagstaff

Posted at 3:07 PM, Apr 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 09:45:52-04

Evacuations are underway in Winona, AZ, a city east of Flagstaff, this Sunday due to a fast-moving brush fire.

The Copley Fire is burning at least 50 acres of land in Coconino County. Evacuees are being directed to Peak View Park.

According to Summit Fire and Medical Department, the fire started just after 12:15 p.m. Sunday and the cause of the fire is under investigation. It is believed to be human-caused.

Officials from Summit Fire say 75 residents were evacuated and several structures have been lost.

This comes on a day that a red flag warning was issued for much of eastern parts of Arizona. Arizona State Forestry said in a tweet: "High winds & low RH = prime fire conditions."

Officials say ground crews and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are working to stop forward progress.

Stay with KGUN9-TV and for the latest information on wildfires in Arizona.