Evacuation Orders Prompted by AZ Fire Lifted for Two Communities

People living in two communities in south-central Arizona that were evacuated due to a massive wildfire can now return home.

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — People living in two communities in south-central Arizona that were evacuated due to a massive wildfire can now return home.

Evacuation orders were lifted Saturday for the communities of Top-of-the-World and Oak Flats. Electric power also was restored in both communities.

The Telegraph fire burning burned 136 square miles (352 kilometers) south of Superior. The blaze, which was 45% contained on Saturday, forced hundreds of people out of their homes and destroyed about two dozen structures.

The human-caused fire was first reported on June 4.

Another wildfire in the same region has burned 113 square miles (292square kilometers).

The fire near Globe was 82% contained. The cause is under investigation.

And a wildfire in the Santa Teresa Mountains in Graham County had burned 3.4 square miles (8.9 kilometers) by Saturday morning.

The fire, which started Thursday near Klondyke, Arizona, was zero percent contained.

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