TONOPAH, AZ — Crews are battling a wildfire that sparked southwest of Tonopah Saturday afternoon.
Arizona State Forestry says they have stopped forward progress on the Courthouse Fire at approximately 1,072 acres and is now 60% contained as of Monday afternoon.
#CourthouseFire is 60% contained at 1,072 acres. Crews continue to patrol and monitor the perimeter. Fire determined to be human-caused & remains under investigation. #AZFire #AZForestry #Tonopah pic.twitter.com/2drxPFvamA— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) May 31, 2021
The fire knocked out power for an estimated 73 homes, and was later restored around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to an APS spokesperson.
State forestry officials say the fire is burning in salt cedar within Centennial Wash in Harquahala.
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Early crews on scene reported very active fire behavior, but say activity has slowed as of Saturday evening.
Crews have stopped forward progress on #CourthouseFire near #Tonopah. Fire mapped at 1,072 acres. Today’s firing ops successful & crews were able to tie in NE & SE sides. Fire is 40% contained. #AZFire #AZForestry #Harquahala pic.twitter.com/KkrqSSycOL— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) May 30, 2021
The cause of this fire is now believed to be human caused and an investigation remains underway.