Wildfire chars nearly 1,700 acres in SE Arizona

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BOWIE, Ariz. (AP) -- A human-caused wildfire in southeastern Arizona is 60 percent contained after charring about 1,700 acres.
 
The so-called Apache Pass Fire is burning north of Bowie on U.S. Bureau of Land Management public land, Arizona State Trust land and private land.
 
BLM officials say the blaze began Monday and had grown to approximately 1,686 acres by 4 p.m. Wednesday.
 
The way the wind-driven fire is burning in grasslands and exhibiting moderate fire behavior.
 
There's no immediate estimate yet for full containment.
 
BLM officials say no structures are in immediate danger as several homes and a Buddhist monastery are 2 miles south of the fire and the blaze is burning northward.