Arizona Republic logo Crown King residents ordered to evacuate as Horse Fire grows to 3,500 acres
A mandatory evacuation has been issued for Crown King residents amid the Horse Fire, which has grown to 3,500 acres in Yavapai County, officials said Friday.
The fire, which started Thursday afternoon, was burning about 7 miles northwest of Crown King and remained uncontained Friday afternoon. Crown King is west of Interstate 17, about 85 miles north of Phoenix.
Residents in Minnehaha, Horsethief Cabins and any private properties in and around the fire area also have been asked to evacuate, according to a Prescott National Forest statement on Friday.
A shelter for residents has been set up at Mayer High School, 17300 E. Mule Deer Road in Spring Valley, according to a Prescott National Forest tweet.
Crown King has about 100 full-time residents and 350 structures in the immediate and surrounding area, including scattered outbuildings and infrastructure like communication towers, according to Prescott National Forest spokesperson Ansgar Mitchell.