CROWN KING, AZ — Evacuation orders have been issued as the Tiger Fire burns east of Crown King.
As of Tuesday morning, fire officials said the fire had grown to 16,278 acres and is 50% contained.
All Tiger Fire evacuation status designations by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office have been rescinded effective 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The wildfire is burning 11 miles east of Crown King.
The fire reportedly began on June 30 and it sparked due to lightning.
ROAD CLOSURES: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Prescott National Forest closed County Road 177 and national forest lands south of County Road 177 from Mayer west to Palace Station, except for Crown King residents who provide identification.
As wildfires continue to burn throughout Arizona, several national forests have been closed due to increased fire danger.