News Update!!: Wildfire in Kearny, Arizona.

News Update!!: Kearny, AZ: Wildfire in Kearny, Arizona.

A wildfire sparked up Monday afternoon in Kearny, Arizona which is prompting some residents in the area to be evacuated from their homes.

Residents of a trailer park in Kearny, Arizona have been evacuated as firefighters battle a wildfire.

According to Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Tim Gaffney, his office received numerous calls from residents in Kearny, Arizona who reported that a lightning strike sparked the fire around 5:15pm MST on Monday near the San Pedro River.

The wildfire has burned at least 300 acres.

The wildfire is burning on State Route 177 at Mile Post 144 and have already forced 50 residents in the Stephens Trailer Park from their homes.

Authorities are saying that there is a plan to evacuate the entire town if necessary.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Ray Elementary School located at 701 State Route 177 in Kearny, Arizona.

Anyone evacuated from their homes due to the wildfire can go to the shelter, where cots, bedding, food, water, and nursing care are available.

The American Red Cross will be providing water and meals to the evacuees on Tuesday.

According to the Arizona Emergency Information Network, at least 6 fire department  engines, heavy air tankers, and a dozer are battling the wildfire.

Authorities are saying that at least 2 homes have been lost and the wildfire is threatening the local airport.

On Monday, State Route 177 has been closed from Mile Posts 141 to Mile Posts 146 because of smoke from the nearby wildfire that was according to Arizona Department of Transportation officials.

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