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Frye Fire continues to spread as temperature climbs

Posted at 9:15 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 15:24:11-04

The Frye Fire remains active and officials are blaming the critically low relative humidity and near-record temperatures for the spread of the fire. 

The fire has burned 17,330 acres and is currently 16 percent contained according to the Coronado National Forest.

There are 887 people assigned with 34 engines and 7 helicopters.

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.

Stay with KGUN9 and for updates on the Frye Fire.