Publication Date June 21, 2016 | KTAR

State of emergency declared over eastern Arizona wildfire

United States
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A state of emergency has been declared in an Arizona county because of the Cedar Fire, Gov. Doug Ducey’s office announced Tuesday.

“In light of the size and scope of the fire, coupled with additional risks posed by dry weather conditions, I have declared a state of emergency to direct additional state resources and assets to support local response and recovery efforts,” Ducey said in a release.

The declaration frees up money for local response and recovery efforts in Navajo County and ensures state agencies are ready if need be.

The wildfire continues to spread and reached nearly 36,000 acres Tuesday