CORNVILLE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Evacuations have been lifted for a fire burning east of Cornville in Yavapai County. The fire, which broke out around noon on Sunday, has burned around 1,200 acres. Fire crews say winds are pushing the flames to the west.
An evacuation area was in effect for the area east of Page Springs Road between Windmill Lane and the Oak Creek Vineyards, but was lifted Monday morning. State Forestry officials say all affected residents have been returned to READY status. A shelter was been set up at Mingus Union High School at 1801 E. Fir Street in Cottonwood.
Fire officials say preliminary reports are that the blaze started as a structure fire that spread into brush. Right now crews say the fire is actively burning in grass and brush about 2 miles east of Cornville. Crews are working on structure protection as flames get close to area homes. Officials say one outbuilding has been destroyed.
The Sedona Fire District is helping fight the fire in Cornville. The department tweeted that at this time, there is no concern regarding evacuations for residents of Sedona.