Wildfire near Springerville is fully containedPosted: Updated:
New wildfire in eastern Arizona
SPRINGERVILLE -- Firefighters in eastern Arizona have contained a wildfire that charred 5,000 acres of mainly grassland after breaking out Tuesday.
Arizona State Forestry Division spokeswoman Judy Wood says the 55 fire was declared 100 percent contained at midmorning Wednesday.
Wood said the fire "laid down pretty good overnight" due to higher humidity and less wind.
The blaze started around 2 p.m. Tuesday on the north side of U.S. 60 on the northwestern outskirts of Springerville. Wood said it was human-caused but the cause remained under investigation.
Some 50 firefighters fought the blaze. Wood said no structures or power lines were damaged.
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