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Swisshelms Fire has burned 5,000 acres, 15 percent contained

Posted at 10:56 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 14:02:10-04

The Swisshelms Fire has now burned a reported 5,000 acres and is at 15 percent containment.

According to InciWeb, the fire is burning in grass and brush on private land. The fire has burned a total of 1,600 acres.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, along with the assistance of federal and local agencies, are working to suppress the fire using direct and indirect strategies.
A total of 212 personnel is currently assigned to the fire.
The fire was reported on June 27 and is burning 10 miles east of Elfrida, Arizona, and three miles northwest of the Saddle Fire
The cause of the fire is still undetermined.