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Arizona Wildfires Update

prescottenews.com
 2021-06-19

Cover picture for the articleEvacuation orders have been issued in communities surrounding the 6,000-acre Backbone Fire, which originated approximately 12 miles west of Pine and Strawberry, and 15 miles southeast of Camp Verde. The fire has moved across Fossil Creek with 0 percent containment. Hot, dry and windy weather conditions have led to extreme fire behavior. Evacuation orders are in place for residents and visitors of nearby areas such as Strawberry and Pine. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has moved residents of the Hunts Ranch and Strawberry into GO status.

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