PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Officials with the Tonto National Forest say that the Woodbury fire has grown to 9,000 acres, just east of the Valley in the Superstition Mountains. 

The Woodbury Fire is burning in a remote area of the Tonto National Forest several miles northwest of the town of Superior. It was reported Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m.

Wednesday morning, Tonto National forest officials reported that the fire has now burned over 9,000 acres.

According to officials, the suntanned gusty winds overnight contributed to growth. 

On Sunday, Tonto National Forest spokesman said the Woodbury Fire is human-caused.

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There is no containment.

Firefighters say smoke will be visible from the U.S. 60 and the communities surrounding the Superstition Wilderness.

Air tankers were used to drop flame retardant on the areas threatened by flames.

There are no communities or structures threatened in the vicinity of the Woodbury Fire.

 


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