Wildfire forces Crown King evacuations

Wildfire forces Crown King evacuations

CREATED May 13, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

CROWN KING, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Firefighters are battling a new fire called the Gladiator Fire that started Sunday three miles north of Crown King, Arizona.

Crown King is 28 miles west of Interstate 17 on Senator Highway in the Bradshaw Mountains.

According to Yavapai County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Dwight D'Evelyn, two structures have already been burned.

D'Evelyn says the fire has burned 50 acres and is making its way towards the forest. Officials said they are trying to save two homes in the line of the fire.

Two air tankers and helicopters have been brought in to help fight wildfire.

The Sheriff's Department is evacuating areas of Crown King.

(Information and photos for this story came from www.ABC15.com)