NEAR EAGAR, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A brush fire has scorched an estimated 2,500 acres of land near the town of Eagar in Arizona.
According to a tweet posted on Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management's Twitter page, the Transfer Station Fire has closed State Route 260, at milepost 392. In addition, the fire is 0.5 miles away from the airport in Springerville, and a laminating facility in the area has been evacuated.
According to Inciweb, the cause of the fire, which was reported at around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, is still under investigation. Fire officials said more than 50 firefighters are working to stop the fire's movement, including crews with Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and firefighters with Eagar, Springerville, Alpine, Greer, Vernon, and St. Johns Fire Departments.
As of Thursday afternoon, the fire is 70% contained, according to Inciweb. Authorities said rain has helped firefighters quickly gain control of the fire.
The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.
Inciweb incident page for the Transfer Station Fire
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