1,000 homes evacuated near Arizona Willow Fire

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- A blaze in northwestern Arizona has grown to more than 9 square miles and has forced around 1,000 homes to evacuate.
 
Authorities say 300 firefighters are battling the Willow Fire in Mohave Valley on Monday amid strong winds and low humidity.
 
The blaze has already damaged and destroyed structures, but no estimate was available on the number of affected homes and outbuildings.
 
American Red Cross volunteers have opened a shelter at Mohave Valley Elementary School.
 
The fire broke out Saturday morning in the Topock area, 30 miles southeast of Bullhead City.
 
The inferno is under investigation, but there was lightning in the area when the fire started.
 
There has been zero containment.

Meantime, firefighters are also still battling the SA Hill fire in the Prescott National Forest - there has been no growth in the fire since yesterday and it is not threatening any structures.


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