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23 Jul, 2024
Hillside Fire Burns Near 400 Acres Near Congress; Evacuations Possible
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Hillside Fire Burns Near 400 Acres Near Congress; Evacuations Possible

CONGRESS, AZ (AZFamily) — A new wildfire has broken out in western Yavapai County, prompting residents in two areas near the state Capitol to prepare for possible evacuations.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the Hillside Fire is burning about 3 miles north of Congress, near Ghost Town Road.

As of 8:30 p.m., the fire had burned 380 to 390 acres, but its scope had diminished somewhat, firefighters said.

Firefighters are working intensively to extinguish the north-eastern part of the fire.

The fire is currently threatening five homes, while around 43 other homes have been given ‘SET’ status before evacuation.

Yavapai County officials say the zones are: YCU-2450, YCU-2396, and YCU-2444. Click/tap here to find your zone.

Earlier in the evening, officials noted multiple fires burning in the area, including one near Baghdad airport. Multiple units are now on the scene battling those fires.

It is unclear what caused the fire.

Hillside Fire Burns Near 400 Acres Near Congress; Evacuations Possible
The fire started 3 miles north of Congress.(Arizona’s Family)

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