Crews stop progress of Ray Fire and Shake Fire southeast of metro Phoenix, but evacuations still in place

  • Source: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
  • Published: 07/09/2024 11:45 PM

Crews stopped the progress of two wildfires southeast of metro Phoenix, but evacuation orders remained in place Wednesday, authorities said. There was no overnight growth of the fires near Kearny, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The Ray Fire was held to 51 acres with 30% containment, while the nearby Shake Fire was at 110 acres with no containment, the agency reported. The 500 block of Hatfield and 400 block of Jamestown remained under evacuation orders issued Tuesday afternoon by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Other area evacuations were lifted Tuesday night. A shelter was set up at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints at 200 Hammond Drive in Kearny.


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