Evacuation order to remain in place for Whetstone fire

  • Source: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
  • Published: 04/23/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: The Whetstone Fire Department released new information about a fire in Whetstone that caused evacuations near Sanders and Bowers roads late Monday. Whetstone Fire Chief Sam Foster says the fire has destroyed three houses and several outbuildings so far. He said two people have been hurt. One person suffered smoke inhalation and the other suffered burns. Both victims were trying to save their homes. Whetstone Fire says the fire is about 20% contained as of this morning and crews from several agencies will continue fire suppression efforts today. The fire chief says the fire got out of control Monday night due to strong winds and the amount of fuel such as high grass and cottonwoods. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Whetstone Fire says residents should expect evacuation orders to remain in place today.


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