Residents Evacuated as Arizona Wildfire Grows to 8,000 Acres

StoryfulWeatherPublished: April 30, 2018
Published: April 30, 2018

Residents of the Blue Ridge Area of Coconino County, northern Arizona, were evacuated on Sunday, April 29, as a state of emergency was declared due to a wildfire. The Tinder Fire, which began on April 27, advanced towards communities near State Route 87 due to strong winds, prompting road closure and the evacuation order. Numerous homes and structures were at high risk, local officials said. The fire had burned 8,000 acres by Sunday, April 29, according to local reports. This video, recorded from a moving vehicle, shows large plumes of smoke a large cloud of smoke over a forested area. Credit: Sundance Fire Rescue via Storyful

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