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Arizona - Whitlow Fire At 75% Containment, No New Fire Growth

 


PHOENIX, April 24, 2020

Containment lines for the Whitlow Fire, in the Hewitt area, held again overnight resulting in no new fire growth. The additional nine acres over yesterday is a result of more accurate mapping of the fire.

The Whitlow Fire is still under investigation. There are no structures threatened and no evacuations are in place. Please continue to avoid the Hewett Station area as firefighters make progress towards full containment, which is anticipated this weekend.

"Please adhere to the campfire restricts in place," said Clint Remington, Incident command for the Whitlow Fire. "Due to significant grass grow, public awareness and vigilance is appreciated."

Currently there are about 30 firefighters assigned, including 1 hotshot crew and two engines. Today, firefighters will continue to focus on extinguishing hot spots within the fire's interior. The fire is burning in grass and brush.

 

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