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Cumero wildfire near Sasabe 90 percent contained

Posted at 5:19 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-08 21:07:26-04

A fire that sparked on Friday and spread to 5,500 acres is now 90 percent contained.

Firefighters believe the Cumero Fire is human-caused and is under further investigation.

The U.S. Forest Service says the fire began around 9:30 a.m. Friday next to Cumero Mountain which is 10 miles northeast of Sasabe. 

Winds helped to spread the fire among grass and brush. 

Ground teams and a helicopter are fighting the fire on the Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest.