(Posted May 14, 2012, at 12:17 a.m.) The Gladiator Fire is burning in brush, oak, chaparral, and timber, and at last report was estimated at 600 acres.
The Gladiator Fire began Sunday morning in the Bradshaw Mountains north of Crown King.
Fire behavior is being characterized as erratic and active. Several structures have been destroyed; others are being threatened.
The American Red Cross opened a shelter at Mayer High School, 17300 E. Mule Deer Dr., in Mayer.
Logistics support of the fire response has transferred to Prescott dispatch.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
(source: Arizona State Forestry Division)