More crews called for Rock Creek Fire

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by Marcy McMacken

azfamily.com

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Updated Saturday, Jun 22 at 5:16 PM

Location:
8 miles east of White River
Size:
1,500 acres
Started:
Friday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.
Evacuations:
None
Resources:
4 Type 2 IA crews, 2 water tenders, 6 engines
Cause:
Human, under investigation

PINE TOP, Ariz. -- A new wildfire is growing in northeastern Arizona.

The Rock Creek Fire took off Friday evening due to windy conditions, and is now said to be approaching 1,500 acres.

Burnout operations were started Friday night, with 100 firefighters involved and additional resources on the way.

Fire officials are preparing for a possible Red Flag warning in the area later Saturday afternoon, which could possibly cause the fire to grow quickly.

The flames are not said to be threatening anything at this point. Campers in the area are being made aware of the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be human-caused.

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