Arcadia Fire forces evacuation of some Pinal County residents near Dudleyville

DUDLEYVILLE, AZ (AZFamily) — A fast-growing wildfire forced the evacuation of some Pinal County residents Friday evening.

The Arcadia Fire was first reported around 4 p.m., south of Dudleyville in Pinal County. According to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the fire burned approximately 100 acres in an agricultural field and river bottom.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office asked residents south of Arvaipa Road and west of Trent Road to evacuate due to the fire.

The fire caused the closure of parts of a highway in the area. State Route 77 was closed in both directions for about an hour for 3 miles near the Lower San Pedro River State Wildlife Refuge, located about 10 miles south of Dudleyville.

It reopened shortly before 6:30 p.m.

Firefighters are currently battling the blaze from the air and on the ground. What started the flames is unknown.

Dudleyville is about 60 miles north of Tucson.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. on Friday.(Arizona Family)

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