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Several small Arizona towns endangered by 'Horse Fire'

Several small Arizona towns endangered by 'Horse Fire'
Posted at 11:50 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 00:50:48-04

Several small, remote Arizona communities are being ordered to evacuate as a dangerous wildfire threatens their homes and farms.

Prescott National Forest officials say the blaze-- called the "Horse Fire" -- broke out Thursday about seven miles northwest of Crown King and has burned more than five square miles so far.

Crown King has about 100 residents and the sheriff's department there says all but about 10 of those residents evacuated this morning.

Fire crews on the ground are being aided by three air tankers and four helicopters dropping water.

No word yet on what caused the fire, but there's been no rain not even a cloud in weeks.

All of this makes officials suspect the fire was caused by humans.