28, Jun 2023
Evacuations, closures in north Scottsdale

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As the Diamond Fire continues to burn in north Scottsdale, here are the latest updates.

Beginning at around 5:15 pm on Tuesday, June 27, near 130th and Ranch Gate Road, the brush fire quickly sprawled into an estimated 2,500-acre wildfire.

At a news briefing Wednesday morning, Tiffany Davila, spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the fire remained at 0% containment, and winds were expected to pick up later Wednesday.

According to InciWeb, Diamond impacted multiple homes and forced evacuations by Scottsdale Police. Scottsdale reported that nearly 100-plus homes had been evacuated, affecting around 1,145 people.

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