Photos: Lightning causes fires in southeast Arizona

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

SAFFORD, Ariz. -- Firefighters have been battling three lightning-caused fires in southeast Arizona.

Storm buildup in the Galiuro Mountains/Klondyke vicinity led to approximately 2,500 lightning strikes on Wednesday. That same day the Trap Peak Fire began burning in Deadman Canyon, which is about 10 miles southwest of Safford.

On Thursday, the Pinnacle Fire started burning approximately 11 miles southwest of Safford. Both the Pinnacle Fire and the Trap Peak Fire cover less than 10 acres and are visible from Safford.

Thursday also saw the start of the Grapevine Fire, which is burning six miles east of Bonita.

Despite the fires, Mt. Graham remains open. For more information about the wildfires visit www.Inciweb.com.