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Parts of 2 Arizona highways closed due to brush fire

Posted at 9:07 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 17:10:47-04

GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Partial closures of two state highways were in effect Wednesday in east-central Arizona due to a lightning-caused brush fire.

The partial closures of State Routes 188 and 288 in both directions are in a sparsely populated area southeast of Roosevelt Lake and north of Globe.

Tonto National Forest officials say the fire has burned about three square miles of grass and brush on the north side of SR188 about two miles east of the junction with SR288, Officials said three structures were threatened but no communities had been evacuated.