YUMA COUNTY, Ariz. - Arizona fire crews are battling a wildfire that has burned over 2,100 acres near Interstate 8 and Dateland since April 2.
The "Gila Fire" sparked Friday afternoon on private land along the Gila River and was originally reported as a 10 to 15-acre fire.
The flames exploded to more than 1,000 acres on Saturday and doubled in size on Sunday.
Crews are conducting burnout operations to slow its spread, and the fire is currently at 50% containment.
No injuries have been reported.
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