UPDATE: Margo Fire near Dudleyville 100 percent contained

Margo Fire in Dudleyville

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - AZ State Forestry says the Margo Fire, which caused evacuations and the loss of at least a dozen structures near Dudleyville is at 100 percent containment.

Authorities said the fire started in a riverbed and was human-caused.

Out of more than 70 structures threatened in the evacuation zone, at least 12 were lost. There are an estimated 243 residents who live in the area and the Red Cross of Southern Arizona opened a shelter at Ray High School in Kearny.

The Arizona State Forestry is in command of the operation and is partnered with other agencies. About 75 fire personnel are on scene working toward containment.

Officials say wind and heat made it difficult to control the fire, which is actively being fueled by salt cedar, grass and brush.

Dudleyville is a small town on SR 77 north of Mammoth.

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