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Fast Burning Destructive Spur Fire in Bagdad Forces Evacuation Featured

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management

The Spur Fire started at 3 PM in Bagdad, Arizona

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  • The Spur Fire started at 3 PM in Bagdad, burning in the dry grass and brush.
  • The entire community was evacuated.
  • Power was deenergized for public safety, phone lines also down as the fire burned through the fiber optic cables
  • 25+ structures destroyed
  • Read more...

Around 3 PM on Thursday, the #SpurFire, a very active wildfire, was reported in Bagdad, Arizona.

Almost immediately, evacuations were ordered for the entire community. Power was cut off, an emergency evacuation site was set up in Wickenburg.

By 9:30 PM, the Arizona State Forestry reported that forward progress was stopped on the Spur Fire at 150 acres and it was 25% contained. But not before an incredible amount of damage.

You can see how the fire progressed by the AZ State Forestry tweets:

3 PM on Thursday:

4 PM, Thursday: 

6 PM, Thursday: 

10 PM, Thursday: 

An Evacuation shelter was opened at the Hassayampa High School in Wickenburg.

More information expected Friday morning.

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Last modified on Friday, 28 May 2021 08:39
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