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Fire crews get control of wildland fire in Dewey-Humboldt

Property in Dewey-Humboldt is charred after a fire Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Central Arizona Fire & Medical)

Property in Dewey-Humboldt is charred after a fire Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Central Arizona Fire & Medical)

Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) announced Thursday afternoon, May 27, that crews managed to quickly gain control and stop the spread of a wildland fire that was burning in Dewey near Mortimer Farms.

At approximately 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, CAFMA and several other agencies responded to a wildland fire, approximately five acres, that was burning in moderate to heavy vegetation in Dewey-Humboldt, just east of Mortimer Farms off Old Black Canyon Highway.

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Smoke rises from a fire in Dewey-Humboldt on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Fire crews were able to quickly contain and extinguish the blaze. (YCSO)

CAFMA stated on Facebook at 2:25 p.m. that the fire had been contained to a wash and an area with a lot of thick vegetation. At 3:25 p.m., an update stated forward progress of the fire had been stopped, no structures were threatened and the fire was currently in mop-up mode.

CAFMA, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Prescott National Forest, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), and Prescott Valley Police Department had several resources on scene.

YCSO also announced on its Facebook page that road blocks were placed at Old Black Canyon Highway and Highway 69, and at Old Black Canyon Highway and Prescott Street. Evacuations were being conducted on Trails End, Comanche Trail and Shawnee Lane.

Further information was unavailable at press time.

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Smoke from the fire in Dewey-Humboldt on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (CAFMA)

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