Shipman fire burns in Eastern AZ - Tucson News Now

Shipman Fire keeps burning in Eastern AZ

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A fire that began Monday is still burning in Kearny, Ariz.

According to the Eastern Arizona Incident Management Team, the Shipman Fire is about 150 acres and is at 5 percent containment. There are hot shot crews from all over Arizona helping with the fire. At least 100 firefighters are working the line and two helicopters are using water from Kearny Lake to dump on the flames.

More crews are on the way to help with the fire. At least ten engines will be arriving throughout the day.

Two homes have been burned and more are in the path of the fire. There were 20 homes evacuated Monday night. Many of those residents spent the night at the local elementary school, which is now the Red Cross shelter.

Also Tuesday afternoon, the town lost power for a couple of hours because the fire was headed toward a transmitter.

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