'Yarnell Hill' fire has Arizona community concerned

YARNELL, AZ - A fire burning southwest of Prescott has one community concerned.

The "Yarnell Hill" fire is believed to have been sparked on Friday by lightning.

The fire has grown from 4 to 15 acres and is burning about 4 miles southwest of Yarnell, according to a Saturday night press release from the Yarnell Fire Department.

The fire is currently moving away from Yarnell, but residents should be on high alert if the wind changes direction, according to the press release.

Water from the pond at Hidden Springs Ranch and water brought in by the Yarnell Fire Department are being used to put out the fire.

ABC15 received several emails from people nearby sending photos and expressing concern.

Penny Thal said it was barely visible on Friday and that now there is a lot of smoke along with visible flames.

Kenneth Colvin wrote that the Bureau of Land Management was keeping an eye on the fire, but "now it is getting away from them going to the northeast toward Peeples Valley.

The fire is being managed by the State Forestry Department and the Bureau of Land Management.

Additional resources have been ordered and will arrive Sunday. They will be headquartered at Model Creek School, according to the press release.


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