State Route 89A reopened near Cottonwood following brush fire

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COTTONWOOD (3TV/CBS 5) -

State Route 89A was closed in both directions northeast of Cottonwood due to a vehicle fire that turned into a brush fire on Wednesday, officials said.

The closure was from milepost 357 at Cornville Road to milepost 363 at Page Springs Road.

A southbound lane reopened around 5 p.m with the right southbound lane still blocked. The northbound lanes reopened about 10 minutes later.

By about 5:30 p.m. all lanes were back open.

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The U.S. Forest Service said there were 50 firefighters, five to seven engines and a helicopter battling the fire, which has been called the Sheep Fire.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said forward progress was stopped around 5:30 p.m. The flames had burned about 35 acres.

No one was hurt and no buildings were threatened.

 It's unclear what started the fire.

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