/ Modified jun 24, 2021 9:37 p.m.

Evacuation orders expand as wildfires continue to burn in Arizona

Hot weather and severe drought are driving an active fire season

Prescribed burn The Bureau of Land Management used prescribed burns across many of its properties for habitat improvement and to reduce the risk of severe wildfires.
Courtesy BLM

Residents in about 90 homes west of Flagstaff were told to evacuate Thursday because of a wildfire burning in the area.

The homes are in a small community known as Garland Prairie.

A shelter has been set up at Sinagua High School in Flagstaff.

Firefighters are working to starve the fire of fuels using natural features and purposely setting fire to the landscape.

The lightning-caused more than 56 square miles, making runs through canyons and wilderness areas.

It's one of several that are burning across Arizona that has forced residents from their homes and sent motorists on detours.

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