DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. — A rural Arizona county has declared a state of emergency after a wildfire charred up 10 buildings.
Fire officials said the burned structures included three homes that had already been evacuated, as the entire town of Dudleyville, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Phoenix, has been ordered to flee.
The wildfire is primarily along the San Pedro River and is about a half-square-mile (1.4-square-kilometers) in size.
The brush fire burning salt cedar started Friday night.
Evacuations have also been ordered for the Bridge Canyon Estates subdivision near the town of Seligman, nearly 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of Phoenix.
The small fire burning brush and grass was started Saturday afternoon by a lightning strike.