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Roach Fire: Nearly a dozen structures destroyed, hundreds others threatened

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PINAL COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Roach fire in Dudleyville has been estimated at 1,000 acres as of Saturday afternoon, July 8.  The size is slightly smaller than the overnight estimate.

An update from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management on Saturday stated 11 structures have been destroyed by flames with approximately 200 others threatened.

Containment lines have been established around 15 percent of the fire, according to the department's tweet.

The brush fire broke out in the San Pedro River at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 7, according to PCSO officials. 

HWY 77 has been reopened after it was temporarily closed Friday night because of the fire. As of Saturday, July 8, 100 homes have been evacuated in Dudleyville, according to PCSO. Power and gas have been shut off in the town. Some power lines are down from the fire. 

With three homes lost so far, officials started evacuating Horseshoe Circle and Valentine Road.

More evacuations are underway, according to a PCSO tweet. 

The Red Cross is supporting evacuees at the scene. A shelter has been established at Hayden Winkelman School District Office. Two people stayed at the shelter Friday night, according to the Red Cross

A community meeting was held at Hayden High School at 10 a.m. on Saturday, according to PCSO. 

The cause of this fire is under investigation. 

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