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Evacuation rescinded as wildfire near Florence controlled; 1 home burned

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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A small wildfire prompted a brief evacuation order for residents of a rural subdivision outside Florence on Wednesday afternoon before the order was rescinded. Meanwhile, state forestry officials imposed restrictions on state trust lands in Gila, Maricopa and Pinal counties, effective Thursday. It's unclear if any residents of a square block in the Cactus Forest area near Florence actually left, said Lauren Reimer, public information officer for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies knocked on the doors of several homes to advise them to leave as a wildfire unknown...

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