Fire Update: 180 reopens north of Flagstaff; Cornville Fire stalls in the south | Local

PHOENIX – Dangerous, record-breaking heat spread on Tuesday in the southwest of the USA and int …

The crews planned to spend Tuesday watering hot spots in the Cedar Ranch area, the only buildings around the fire. During Tuesday, fire managers also planned to move resources from the west side of Highway 180 to the south-east side of the fire.

Work is still underway to study archaeological sites in the area.

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About 190 people are currently assigned to the fire, including three hot-shot crews, two hand crews, nine engines, three watercraft, two bulldozers and two helicopters.

In the south, the Cornville Fire grew little and was just over 1,200 acres on Tuesday. The fire, currently 0% contained, is burning south of Sedona and northeast of Cornville.

A Type 3 incident management team took command of the Cornville fire Monday night.

The fire initially forced an evacuation in the area, but after the winds pushed the fire elsewhere, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was able to overturn those evacuation orders.

Residents in the area are encouraged to stay prepared and be ready to evacuate if necessary.

“Firefighters have done a good job of suppression across the community over the past few days,” Operations Director trainee Charles Ebert said in a statement. “We continue to focus on the repression around the communities and on the northern flank of the fire. The progress of the fire was slowed down or stopped. “

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