GILA COUNTY, Ariz. – Firefighters are battling a wildfire that has burned over 175 acres near Tonto Basin on Monday, March 8. The fire prompted evacuations and road closures but all have since been lifted.
The Pumpkin Fire is threatening nearby structures, officials said on March 8, and winds are increasing its spread.
SR-188 was closed in both directions in the area, but it has since been reopened.
There was an evacuation center opened for those being evacuated at Payson Senior Center but it’s since been closed due to the orders being lifted and people being allowed back into their homes.
A FOX 10 viewer’s home was saved from the Pumpkin fire and he shared a video of the flames just feet from his home.
Man shares video of Pumpkin Fire burning just feet from his home
A FOX 10 viewer shared a video of the Pumpkin Fire burning just feet from his home. He thanks firefighters for protecting his house near the Tonto Basin on March 8.
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Crews battle Pumpkin Fire near Tonto Basin
The fire has prompted some residents in the area to evacuate. In addition, road closures have been reported as a result of the fire.