Arizona: Backbone Fire keeps spreading, evacuation orders remain in place

The Backbone Fire, which has prompted evacuation orders for communities northwest of Payson, continued spreading overnight, authorities said Monday morning. The blaze expanded to 32,757 acres with zero containment, according to the latest incident command update, up from 24,198 acres reported Sunday night. Crews on the eastern edge of the fire are working to protect theContinue reading “Arizona: Backbone Fire keeps spreading, evacuation orders remain in place”

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