‘Tearful’ Scottsdale man’s funeral planned for this weekend as death toll rises

The death toll from the deadly Scottsdales wildfires rose to 21 on Sunday with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (DFFW) reporting the death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are recovered.

The Arizona Department Of Forestry and Wildlife (ADFW) reported that the firefighting efforts are being assisted by state and federal agencies.

Officials say a total of 21 firefighters and a helicopter were sent to ScottsDales, Arizona, to help battle the fire.

According to the fire, it has burned 8,000 acres of land.

The fire is now 2,000 to 3,000 percent contained.

Fire officials say they believe the fire is being fueled by hot dry conditions.

According the state, at least one person has died from the fire and at least two others were injured.

The state says the fire has killed three animals and burned over 200 homes.

Officials have warned residents to be cautious because the wildfire has destroyed the roads.

A large fire was started in the area early Sunday and was quickly contained.

The ADFW says residents are asked to be patient as the fire continues to burn and provide information to the ADFW.

The department is urging residents to remain in their homes and evacuate immediately if the fire gets out of control.