Sawmill Fire Spreads Overnight Above Green Valley, Arizona

StoryfulPublished: May 27, 20173 views
Published: May 27, 2017

The Sawmill wildfire burning near Tucson, Arizona, prompted evacuations as it spread on Tuesday, April 25. The fire had burned 7,500 acres and was seven percent contained, <a href="https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5164/" target="_blank">according to the incident report</a>, and was being driven by winds.

This dramatic eight-hour timelapse shows the fire burning overnight near Coronado National Forest in the Santa Rita Mountains on April 24th and 25th from Green Valley, Arizona.

Evacuation orders were issued for about 80 homes, and another 88 homes were given pre-evacuation orders, <a href="http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/35220866/sawmill-fire-grows-to-2200-acres-two-homes-evacuated" target="_blank">according to a report</a>. Those evacuated included 11 nuns from the Santa Rita Abbey, <a href="http://tucson.com/news/local/sawmill-fire-jumps-highway-burns-about-miles-from-sonoita-abbey/article_d37f6468-289c-11e7-a6cf-83410fd20608.html" target="_blank">a report said</a>.

The fire crossed the Sonoita Highway on Monday night, prompting its closure in both directions, <a href="http://tucson.com/news/local/sawmill-fire-jumps-highway-burns-about-miles-from-sonoita-abbey/article_d37f6468-289c-11e7-a6cf-83410fd20608.html" target="_blank">a report said</a>.

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