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Wildfire continues to grow in central Arizona hill country

Posted at 11:32 AM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 14:32:22-04

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in brush and grass in a sparsely populated area of central Arizona hill country continues to grow but no additional evacuation notices have been issued.

The fire that started Saturday about seven miles southwest of Crown King had burned 4,421 acres as of Tuesday.

That's according to a statement released by fire managers. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said Sunday’s evacuation orders remained in effect for the Minnehaha, Fort Misery and Horsethief Basin areas. Residents of the unincorporated community of Crown King have been advised to prepare for possible evacuation.