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Fire threatening homes near Cave Creek 100% contained

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Posted at 10:04 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 13:04:18-04

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona State Forestry Department says a wildfire that began Sunday and threatening several homes is now 100% contained.

The fire burned a little over 2 square miles and was human-caused.

More than 130 homes were temporarily evacuated Monday as a precaution with some of the homes less than a mile from the fire.

Winds early on in the fire caused it to spread through a green space, into the desert, over a mountain and toward neighborhoods.