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Homeowners in northern Arizona were given the green light to return Monday days after being displaced by a fast-moving wildfire, while residents more than 200 miles away fled their homes after a blaze forced an evacuation of a small mountain community overlooking Tucson.

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A man accused of flying a drone over a major Arizona wildfire has been arrested, with authorities saying he interrupted firefighting efforts on a blaze that has forced thousands of people from their homes.


Firefighters have made significant progress in recent days battling the 25,342-acre Goodwin Fire on the Prescott National Forest. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, crews have now contained 43 percent of the blaze.

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Updated Thu, June 29 at 6:20 p.m. 

Officials report fire crews have now contained 43 percent of the Goodwin Fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott. Changing weather conditions are helping crews turn a corner in fighting the 25,000-acre blaze. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

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Updated at 3 p.m. Wed, June 28 

The Goodwin Fire 14 miles south of Prescott has forced the evacuations of several communities as fire crews struggle with arduous conditions. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s reached nearly 21,000 acres and is only about 1 percent contained.