Woodbury Fire grows to more than 50,000 acres; 41 percent contained

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- The wildfire burning just 5 miles from Superior, AZ continues to grow, but firefighters are making gains.

As of Thursday, June 20, the fire has burned more than 50,000 acres and is 41 percent contained. The fire started Saturday, June 8 and is believed to be human-caused.

Authorities say there are no threats yet to the nearby communities of Queen Valley Estates, Gold Canyon, Kings Ranch, Superior, or Apache Junction.

More than 850 firefighters are attacking this fire from the ground and the air. Crews have been trying to keep fire away from power lines and buildings. On Thursday, they're expecting winds to push the fire northeast into an area with a lot of dry grass and shrubs. People living near Roosevelt lake are being told to pack up any items needed in case of an evacuation.

The following areas are still open to the public: Lower Salt River, Saguaro, Bartlett and Roosevelt Lakes, Lost Dutchman State Park, and Oak Flat Campground. All closures are listed here.

Firefighters expect to have the wildfire fully contained by July 1.

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