A wildfire designated as the MARGO FIRE is burning along the river bottom through dense tamarisk fire fuels in Dudleyville in Pinal County, Arizona. the fire was detected today at 0900 hours MT.

There has been about 100 acres of salt cedar, grass and brush that has been destroyed.

About 75 fire personnel and support staff are assigned and on the fire line currently. The IC is Bob Arthur, DFFM.

Air Attack Photo of Margo Fire in Dudleyville
Credit: AZ DOF / State Fire Management Office

Assets include: airtankers (VLAT, LAT) and Air Attack for aerial fire suppression that will assist ground operations on the fire line.

Evacuation orders (GO Now) have been issued to residents in Dudleyville by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency shelter has been established. It is located at the Ray High School.

Challenges include: high sustained winds with significant gusts.

Traffic Closures: The AZ DOT has closed NB SR 77 at mile post 128.

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 1830 PT/MT