ARIZONA NEWS

Evacuation orders lifted for neighborhoods impacted by Diamond Fire in Sunflower

Jul 31, 2023, 6:30 AM | Updated: Aug 1, 2023, 7:45 am

PHOENIX — Evacuation orders were lifted Sunday night for the neighborhoods impacted by the Diamond Fire burning northeast of Phoenix in Sunflower, authorities said.

The Sunflower, Cross F and Diamond Ranch areas were moved into “SET” status around 7 p.m., suggesting that residents could return to their homes but should be on alert, according to Maricopa County Emergency Management.

The Diamond Fire, which was first detected July 22 in the Mesa Ranger District of Tonto National Forest, near the Mount Ord lookout. As of Tuesday morning, it had consumed more than 5,100 acres. Containment was up to 34%, including the entire southeast side of the fire along State Route 87.

More than 380 personnel are assigned to combat the blaze. The cause of the Diamond Fire is undetermined.

Wasn’t there another Diamond Fire this year?

It’s the second wildfire in Maricopa County this season that was named the Diamond Fire, but it’s a completely different incident.

Tiffany Davila with Arizona Forestry and Fire Management said fires can be named the same as long as they’re on different jurisdictions, forests or agencies.

The first Diamond Fire started in late June and was fully contained after burning nearly 2,000 acres in north Scottsdale and McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Passengers walk at Victoria train station in London amid reports of a global technology outage affe...

KTAR.com

Global technology outage impacts metro Phoenix emergency services, travel

Metro Phoenix emergency services and travel systems were impacted by a global technology outage early Friday.

58 minutes ago

Electricity lines...

Bailey Leasure

SRP reaches deal with Aypa Power on new energy project in Mesa

SRP and Aypa Power have reached an agreement to provide a new energy storage system to Mesa, which is expected to be completed by 2026.

3 hours ago

Center Court Pickleball Club, an indoor pickleball court, is set to open a new location in Glendale...

Bailey Leasure

Center Court Pickleball Club set to open new location in Glendale

Center Court Pickleball Club is set to open its new indoor Pickleball location in Glendale this September.

4 hours ago

Arkansas man was sentenced to 14 years, Arizona prosecutors say...

KTAR.com

Arkansas man lands in prison after traveling to Phoenix intending to have sex with minor

An Arkansas man was sentenced to prison last week due to trying to have sex with a minor from Phoenix, prosecutors announced on Thursday.

4 hours ago

Since Arizona ranks second-to-last in the number of lawyers per capita, its Supreme Court created a...

KTAR.com

Arizona court system implements apprentice program to address lawyer shortage

Since Arizona ranks second-to-last in the number of lawyers per capita, its Supreme Court created a new program to help fill the void.

4 hours ago

One teenage woman died after a shooting at an apartment complex in South Phoenix Wednesday night, a...

KTAR.com

16-year-old girl dead after allegedly trying to rob couple in south Phoenix

A teenage girl died after allegedly trying to rob a couple at gunpoint at an apartment complex in south Phoenix Wednesday night.

11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Sanderson Ford

3 storylines to get you revved up for the 2024 Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals training camp is just a couple weeks away starting on July 25, and Sanderson Ford is revved up and ready to go.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.

...

COLLINS COMFORT MASTERS

Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.

Evacuation orders lifted for neighborhoods impacted by Diamond Fire in Sunflower