Range Fire near Florence burns 1,100+ acres; 85% contained

  • Source: KTVK-TV CBS 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix (AZ Family)
  • Published: 04/22/2024 12:00 AM

A wildfire continues to burn outside of a small Pinal County town this weekend. According to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the Range Fire started on Saturday and has burned 1,183 acres near the Arizona National Guard Weapons Training Range along State Route 79, just outside of Florence. In an update on Sunday evening, officials said that warm weather has increased fire activity and pushed it east off the Arizona National Guard Training Range onto State Trust lands. The fire was 85% contained as of 8 p.m. Sunday and will continue to be monitored by aircraft. Officials said that due to safety reasons, crews had to wait for the fire to come out of the National Guard area before they could fight the flames. The department says 54 people are working to put out the blaze.


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