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Creosote Fire Creates Problems On I-17, Evacuated Rimrock Residents Friday

Prescott, AZ #prescott-az – The Creosote Fire is burning just off Interstate-17 north of Camp Verde. The fire closed I-17 in both directions for about two hours, but have since reopened. The Creosote Fire has burned 124 acres and state forestry officials say fire crews are starting to get a handle on the blaze. The fire has caused the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office to give the “Go” command for people residents in Rimrock to evacuate, however residents were allowed to go back to their homes after 6 p.m. No structures were lost and there’s no word on what started the fire.