Hillside Fire: Pre-evacuations lifted in Yavapai County

A wildfire burning in Yavapai County has scorched just over 800 acres.

Authorities say it is at 88% contained as of July 13.

The Hillside Fire is burning near Congress, in the area of Ghost Town Road.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the heaviest fire activity was taking place on the southeast side of the footprint.

Five homes were threatened, and 43 dwellings were located in the zone that was initially placed on SET status. All restrictions have since been lifted.

"All restrictions have been lifted - rolling back the set evacuation status - to ready - and the 2 roadblocks at Ghost Town Road and Gold Dollar and Hwy 89 at Date Creek will be lifted at 6pm," the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said.

Around 125 firefighters were assigned to the fire and helicopters were dispatched in efforts to contain the blaze.

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Hillside Fire (AZ Dept. of Fire and Forestry Management)

Map of where the fire is burning