The Latest: Footage shows structures burning in Arizona

CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. - The Latest on a wildfire in north-central Arizona (all times local):

3:18 p.m.


Aerial footage of a wildfire in north-central Arizona shows several structures burning.

The footage from KPHO-TV shows structures burning in the wildfire that's about nine miles south of Chino Valley.

Officials say the fire has burned about three square miles and grew very quickly because of dry grass and gusty winds.

The fire began around 11 a.m. on Friday and resulted in the closure of a state highway.

It's unclear how many structures have burned. The Red Cross of Arizona has opened a shelter at the Yavapai County Community College.


1:26 p.m.

Officials say a brush fire has erupted in northern Arizona quickly burning through about three square miles (8 square kilometers) of dry grass and vegetation, and fueled by gusty winds.

The fire has prompted authorities to close multiple lanes of a state highway in Prescott Valley and issue an evacuation order for different areas.

The fire started Friday at about 11 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says it closed southbound lanes of State Route 89A, at milepost 325, in response to the fire. The northbound stretch has been narrowed to a single lane.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officials issued an evacuation order for two areas, including a subdivision. A sheriff's spokesman wasn't immediately certain how many homes were under evacuation.

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