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Evacuations in place for large wildfire in Cornville

Fire agencies are currently working a large wildfire in the Cornville area. The fire is about a mile north side of Cornville Road. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Fire agencies are currently working a large wildfire in the Cornville area. The fire is about a mile north side of Cornville Road. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

CORNVILLE, Ariz. - Fire agencies are currently working a large wildfire in the Cornville area.

According to the AZ State Forestry, the wildfire was reported at about noon in the Page Springs area near the Panorama community and has grown to over 1,000 acres.

All residents to the east of Page Springs Road near the Panorama community have been given a “Go” message to evacuate.

Winds are pushing the fire to the west and is actively burning in grass, brush and pinon-juniper approximately two miles east of Cornville.

The evacuation center for the fire at the Mingus Union High School gymnasium, 1801 E. Fir St., Cottonwood.

In addition to ground crews, there is also air support in an attempt to contain the blaze.

The Verde Independent will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Residents take to their roofs to guard their homes off Cornville Road. Vvn/vyto Starinskas

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