Fire officials say about 10-15 buildings are at risk as the fire moves quickly due to wind.
WICKUP, Ariz. – Fire crews are currently battling a wildfire burning near US 93 south of Wickup, fire officials said.
The Arizona State Forest says the fire is active and moving fast. As of 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the fire had burned up to 100 acres.
The fire is producing multiple firebreaks and is being driven by strong winds, according to the Arizona State Forest. Many structures are at risk as the fire moves quickly.
Capacity 12news.com/wildfires For up-to-date information on all wildfires in the Arizona area.
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Arizona wildfire season
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Residents in areas prone to wildfires are urged to have emergency supplies in place to avoid being evacuated from their homes. Especially as Arizona residents begin to see the fire activity that has already spread throughout the state.
An emergency supply kit should be put together long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs. Make sure you keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to leave.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that residents near a disaster store emergency supplies in a plastic tub, small suitcase, trash can, bag, or other container.
Residents should ensure they have essential items such as three gallons of water per person and a three-day supply of food, the NFPA said. A first aid kit, prescription medications, contact lenses, and over-the-counter medications should also be considered.
Copies of any important household documents, including insurance policies, identification, bank account records and emergency contact numbers, should be taken and placed in a waterproof portable container, NFPA said.
The association lists other things that can help in an emergency, including:
A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
Battery or handheld radio and NOAA weather radio to receive current information
A dust mask or cotton T-shirt to filter the air
Fits in a waterproof case
A full change of clothes, long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes, is stored in a waterproof case.
Comprehensive NFPA checklist provisions can be found here. over here.