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Evacuation Order for La Cienega and Ellison Creek Estates in the Ellison Creek drainage north of the Control Rd

Based on recommendations from the Highline Fire IMT due to rapid fire movement, Gila County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Evacuation Order for residents in La Cienega, Ellison Creek Estates in the Ellison Creek drainage north of the Control Road. The concern is that the fire may reach these subdivisions during the night so this order is being issued for the safe removal of residents and their animals. A Red Cross Shelter is located at the Payson High School, 301 S. McLane Rd, Payson. The Expo Center is open to ALL animals.
Fire Info: or (928) 985-0097 or (928) 362-2916. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.  You may also go to for information on evacuations.