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Copper Canyon Fire: 2,500+ acre fire burning northeast of Globe, nearby ranch threatened

Copper Canyon Fire
Posted at 5:19 PM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 23:38:15-04

GLOBE, AZ — A quick-spreading wildfire has caused the closure of the US60 northeast of the Globe area.

Arizona State Forestry says the Copper Canyon Fire was discovered Friday afternoon and as of Saturday night has burned 2,560 acres.

The fire is 20% contained as of Saturday evening and has been determined to be human-caused.

As of Saturday, officials said US60 remains closed in both directions with no estimated time of reopening.

RELATED: Public land agencies begin implementing fire restrictions across Arizona

So far no structures have been destroyed but crews are reportedly working to keep a nearby ranch out of harm's way.

Watch video from the fire below:

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