Evacuations Ordered as Firefighters Battle to Contain 40,000 Acre Wildfire in Arizona

Evacuations were ordered in parts of southeastern Arizona on June 6 as a wildfire that started on Friday grew to more than 40,000 acres.

The fire began on June 4 south of Superior, southeast of Phoenix. Authorities said the blaze was likely human-caused.

Residents of Miami west of the town’s limits were given the “go” evacuation notification on June 6, while other parts of Miami and Claypool were on a “set” notification.

This video shows flame retardant being dropped to help contain the blaze west of Miami. Credit: Gila County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

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