Forest / Wild Fire in Wittmann, State of Arizona, USA
Crews are making sure a brush fire west of Wittmann doesn't spread. The fire called the Forest Fire broke out sometime on Sunday afternoon near 323rd Avenue and Forest Pleasant Place. Winds were driving the flames that burned 420 acres so far, according to Tiffany Davila with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The fire is 30% contained. Two abandoned buildings have been destroyed, Davila said. Right now, there are no evacuations or pre-evacuations, officials said. The department said the flames burned through grass and desert brush. "Forward progress" was stopped on the Forest Fire just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, the Department of Forestry said. Crews were battling the fire from the air and the ground. No word yet on a cause.