TUCSON, Ariz. — The Latest on wildfires around Arizona (all times local):
Officials in north-central Arizona say residents of communities evacuated by a fire that has burned 43 square miles (111 square kilometers) near Prescott may now return to their homes.
Arizona fire officials say more than 850 firefighters have contained 75 percent of the fire that has scorched areas around the mountain city about 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) north of Phoenix. Spokeswoman Tiffany Davila says fire crews are still working on containing the northern portion of the blaze.
In southern Arizona, spokesman Deputy Ryan Inglett says about 50 full-time residences have been evacuated in a small community in mountains overlooking Tucson.
Firefighters in southern Utah are hoping to make progress on a wildfire that forced more than 1,500 people to flee homes and campsites since the fire started two weeks ago.
A wildfire is forcing the evacuation of a small community in mountains overlooking Tucson.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says Summerhaven on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains is being evacuated Monday, but it’s not immediately known how many people are affected.
Many homes and cabins on the mountain are summertime retreats where Tucson-area residents go to escape the desert heat.
The fire has burned 22 square miles (57 square kilometers) of grass, brush and timber since starting Friday in foothills of Redington Pass. Its cause is under investigation.
In north-central Arizona, authorities say residents of areas still evacuated by a fire that has burned 43 square miles (111 square kilometers) near Prescott Valley may be allowed to return Monday. That blaze is 75 percent contained.
This story has been corrected to show Mount Lemmon was misspelled Lemon.