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Frye Fire expands near Safford

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 14:43:14-04

The Frye Fire near Safford continues to grow.

The fire has burned 29,424 acres and is currently 10 percent contained according to the Coronado National Forest.

There are 842 people assigned with 33 engines and seven helicopters, as well as four dozers and 24 water tenders.

The Frye Fire area closure is expanded to all campgrounds, roadways and trail systems within the Forest Boundary in the Pinaleno mountain range.

The lightning-caused fire began June 7.

Temporary flight restrictions remain in effect until further notice.