Construction Crew Causes Fire in Arizona
A town called Bagdad in Arizona issued 570 evacuation notices Thursday due to an extremely active fire. Powerlines in the area were de-energized for safety and phone lines are down.
As of Friday morning, the fire was 25% contained but had already burned 150 acres of land, and destroyed at least 13 homes and 10 buildings. The investigation of how the fire started is still ongoing.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reports: ” …As of right now, the fire is at 150 aces and crews are still actively working to contain the fire. State Routes 96 and 97 are both closed coming into Bagdad. We are asking everyone to avoid the area. YCSO is investigating the cause of the fire. The initial investigation shows that it may be been started by a road construction crew. We are still investigating and will keep the community update. Until then, please keep the families who have been displaced in your thoughts. We appreciate all the first responders on the scene that are working the fire..”
A shelter has been set up at Hassayampa Elementary School in Wickenburg. Avoid returning to the area until authorities say it is safe.
If your public entity, multi-family, or commercial building has been affected by the Spur Fire, please contact Restoration Management Company. We will help you get your property back to its pre-loss condition as quickly as possible.