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Evacuation Order Lifted in Rye, Arizona

RYE, AZ (June 30, 2013) — At approximately 4:30 pm, Incident Commander, Dan Bramble lifted the evacuation order and residents are free to return to their homes. The fire is 100% contained and all firefighting personnel and resources have been demobilized.

Residents of the area are being advised to exercise caution in returning to their homes and to report any reignition of flames or other adverse conditions to the appropriate agencies.

Call the American Red Cross at 928-961-6956 or visit for help in contacting family or friends displaced by the fire.

Updates will be posted as more information becomes available on the Gila County website at

All media inquiries should be directed to Michael O’Driscoll, Director of Gila County Health and Emergency Services at 928-402-8767.