Roach Fire causes 100 homes to be evacuated, structures burned near Dudleyville

- Officials say there is 15% containment on the Roach Fire, with 11 structures destroyed.

At least 100 homes have been evacuated in Pinal County after a brush fire began burning through the area of Dudleyville, near Winkelman.

On Sunday, Pinal County officials say the Roach Fire is at about 1200 acres.  Among the 11 structures that were destroyed, at least three of them were homes, according to Pinal County officials.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says at least 100 homes were evacuated.

A shelter was been set up at Hayden High School in Winkelman, and a community meeting is scheduled for 5pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office say Highway 77 remains open in the Winkelman area, but entrances to neighborhoods are closed down. She says power and gas lines were shut down in the town when the flames began burning through the San Pedro River area.

 

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