The authorities asked about 3 thousand residents to prepare for a possible evacuation.
Wildfires spread over an area of more than 24 thousand hectares in the eastern US state of Arizona. This was reported on Sunday by the CNN TV channel.
According to him, this week two large foci formed in the state – 100 km from Phoenix covered an area of 14 thousand hectares and got close to a distance of several kilometers to the city of Superior, the authorities asked about 3 thousand residents to prepare for a possible evacuation. The second focus of the fire near the Mescal Mountains spread to 10 thousand hectares and approached the El Capitan district, where about 5 thousand residents live. Currently, the state has established dry and windy weather, which contributes to the spread of fires; the reasons for their occurrence are established by the authorities.