Arizona wildfires burn 60,000 acres, force evacuations

Two Arizona wildfires have burned over 60,000 acres as well as forced several people to move out of the area.

A fire, dubbed as Telegraph Fire, scorched over 34,300 acres close to the Tonto National Forest’s southern region, reports CNN.

The Sheriff’s Office at Pinal County has warned Top-Of-The-world community residents to evacuate, notes CNN, by tweeting that emergency services might not be available to assist if they decide to ignore the warning.

The residents living close to Superior, a town that roughly has a population of 3,000 people, were advised to stay prepared for evacuation, notes CNN.

Meanwhile, the other fire that has dubbed as Mescal Fire, burned over 25,900 acres across Mescal Mountains and was 2 percent contained on Sunday. People who are living close to Soda Canyon and El Capitan regions had been evacuated by the authorities last Saturday, reports CNN. El Captain has around 4,800 people residing though it’s not clear how many have been evacuated.

No injuries or deaths related to both he fires have so far been reported.

Just the previous month, the Copper Canyon Fire and Tussock Fire had burned a huge chunk of land and forced many residents living close to Phoenix to leave the premises.


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