Spur Fire in Bagdad is 90% contained, was caused by a human officials say

May 28, 2021, 12:00 PM | Updated: May 30, 2021, 1:52 pm
Spur Fire (Twitter photo/@azstateforestry)...
Spur Fire (Twitter photo/@azstateforestry)
(Twitter photo/@azstateforestry)

PHOENIX — Officials said Sunday morning the Spur Fire in Yavapai County that started Thursday and forced over a thousand residents to evacuate was caused by a human.

In a tweet, Arizona’s Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the fire is 90% contained.

On Friday, residents in Bagdad were told they were able to return to their homes as crews continued to make progress in the area.

The Spur Fire, burning about 125 miles northwest of Phoenix, has burned 150 acres and destroyed 13 homes, according to authorities.

Tiffany Davila with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Thursday that 1,500 people had been evacuated.

Authorities said there were approximately 75 personnel assigned to the blaze.

Road restrictions remain in place at State Highways 96 and 97.

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Spur Fire in Bagdad is 90% contained, was caused by a human officials say