CORNVILLE, AZ — Firefighters are working to contain a rapidly growing wildfire that sparked south of Sedona Sunday afternoon.
As of Tuesday evening, crews say the Cornville Fire is estimated to have burned 1,241 acres and is 74% contained.
The U.S. Forest Service said investigators found the fire began on national forest land and rapidly grew throughout the weekend, trespassing upon private land.
The Arizona State Forestry said all remaining evacuations have been lifted on Cornville and affected residents return to READY status.
Per YCSO, all remaining evacuations have been lifted on #CornvilleFire. Affected residents return to READY status. Be prepared & sign up for emergency alerts through your county's emergency management website. #AZFire #AZForestry @CoconinoNF pic.twitter.com/s7a4ezcLFm— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) June 14, 2021
The fire is currently threatening structures with one outbuilding being destroyed by the fire.
CORNVILLE FIRE: AZ Forest Service says there have been 100 people evacuated due to a fire in Cornville right now. About 200 acres burning, but is close to homes. @abc15 #cornvillefire pic.twitter.com/yJGwTnNWlO— Adam Waltz (@Adam_Waltz) June 14, 2021
The Red Cross has opened up an evacuation center at Mingus Union High School.
Officials say Page Springs and Cornville roads are closed as they continue to battle the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.