Firefighters say they have stopped forward progress on the Aquila Fire that began on Tuesday and forced dozens of nearby residents from their homes.
Fire officials deemed it "under control" and fully contained late Tuesday night.
Firefighters stopped forward progress on #AquilaFire, NE of I-17 & Carefree Highway. Fire GPS’d at 893 acres. One confirmed primary structure lost, multiple secondary buildings destroyed. Fire under investigation; multiple possible points of origin discovered. #AZFire #AZForestry pic.twitter.com/cKOB997S0u— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) June 24, 2020
State Forestry officials say the 893-acre fire started around 2:30 p.m. near 27th Avenue and the Carefree Highway. Crews say the flames are burning through wash and heavy vegetation, and had destroyed at least three structures.
Take a look at the map below for the approximate evacuation area, and location of the evacuation center related to the Aquila Fire.