Crews battling small brush fire at Bush Highway

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Crews are battling a battling a small brush fire along State Route 87 at Bush Highway north of Saguaro Lake.

Authorities say the fire started in a recreational vehicle and then spread to the desert about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"Right now we're getting into the hundred degree mark for the summer, one of the first times that we've hit into the hundreds and this is a result of it," Rich Harnden of the U.S. Forest Service said. "We've just got to be careful with our use out in the forest."

The blaze was at 2 acres and located about a quarter mile south of the Mesquite Wash.

Authorities say crews on the ground and air are helping the Mesa Hotshots keep the fire from spreading.

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