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Evacuation orders lifted for Dudleyville residents as crews fully contain Margo Fire

The fire burned 1,148 acres and is now 100% containment as of Monday.

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. — Residents in Dudleyville, located east of Pinal County, are now allowed to return home as the city lifted evacuation orders due to the Margo Fire.

The fire burned approximately 1,149 acres with crews gaining 100% containment on the blaze on Monday.

Firefighters will still be in the area to monitor any hot spots.

Authorities say about 243 people have been affected by the fire.

The evacuation order was lifted Saturday afternoon, according to authorities.

Watch video from Sky 12 from Thursday afternoon:

8:42 p.m.

Forest officials say that the fire has burned 1,200 acres and is now 50% contained. Seventy-five fire personnel are assigned to the continued fight. 

9 a.m. 

Forest officials say there have been no updates in acreage or containment.

12 a.m. Friday

Dudleyville will stay under "GO" status tonight through Friday, with possible estimated return time of Friday evening or Saturday morning, officials said.

9:10 p.m.

State Route 77 is reopened. Crews have stopped forward progress on the fire. 

5:10 p.m.

Authorities say the Margo Fire is still 150 acres and is now 20% contained. A total of 12 structures have now been destroyed by the fire as air and ground fire personnel work to contain it.

3:20 p.m. 

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the fire is at an estimated 150 acres and moving to the south, burning actively. So far, two primary structures have been lost with 75 threatened. 

Past updates:

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says gas has been shut off for 178 homes in the Dudleyville area as the fire spreads.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said air and ground resources are responding the Margo Fire.

The fire has also closed State Route 77 northbound at milepost 128, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. 

Pinal County has a live map of the evacuation zone that can be viewed online.

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