Firefighters Protect Homes in Arizona Community

21% containment as of Tuesday



CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have installed sprinklers and cleared open spaces to protect homes in the evacuated small community of Crown King from a wildfire burning in the Prescott National Forest north-central Arizona.

The fire remained at about 14.3 square miles (37 square kilometers) with containment around 21% of its perimeter as of Tuesday, the Forest Service said.

The fire started Thursday and its cause remained under investigation.,

Aircraft are being used to help ground crews fight the fire burning in rugged wooded terrain about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northwest of Crown King and 18 miles (29 kilometers) south of Prescott.

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