Fast-Moving Arizona Wildfire Forces Evacuations

 Monday, August 10, 2015


The nearly 7,000-acre Willow Fire burning in northwestern Arizona has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people over the weekend. Officials said 11 structures burned down. It is not known what type of structures were destroyed or if they are primary residences or not. However, despite the loss of property, Dolores Garcia, with the Bureau of Land Management for the Colorado River District, said the fire may be slowing down. The “end is in sight, definitely,” Garcia said. “We are working with bulldozers and using preexisting areas of minimal brush or natural land features to help us gain some containment.”