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Hillside Fire burns 100+ acres near Congress; residents told to prepare for possible evacuations

CONGRESS, AZ (AZFamily) — A new wildfire has sparked up in western Yavapai County, with residents in two areas near Congress told to prepare for possible evacuations.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says the Hillside Fire is burning about 3 miles north of Congress, near Ghost Town Road.

As of 7 p.m., the fire has burned through 100 acres as winds push the fire to the south and west.

Currently, the fire is threatening five homes and about 43 other homes are on “SET” pre-evacuation status.

The Yavapai County says those zones are: YCU-2450, YCU-2396, and YCU-2444. Click/tap here to find your zone.

Earlier in the evening, officials noted that multiple fire were burning in the area, including one near the Bagdad Airport. Multiple units are now on scene battling those blazes.

No other information has been released.

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