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Crews battling Cornville Fire burning south of Sedona

Cornville Fire
Cornville Fire near sedona
Posted at 3:07 PM, Jun 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 21:45:22-04

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.

The fire is currently threatening structures with one outbuilding being destroyed by the fire.

The Red Cross has opened up an evacuation center at Mingus Union High School.

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Officials say Page Springs and Cornville roads are closed as they continue to battle the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.