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Transfer Station Fire: 2,000 acre wildfire burning 10 miles west of Eagar

2,000 acre wildfire burning in eastern Arizona
2,000 acre wildfire burning in eastern Arizona
Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 08:17:40-04

A new wildfire is burning in eastern Arizona, just west of Eager.

Arizona State Forestry said the Transfer Station Fire sparked Thursday and has burned around 2,500 acres. 

The blaze has forced the evacuation of a nearby laminating and wood facility and is threatening a transfer station in the area, officials said.

As of 4:45 p.m., State Forestry officials said the fire was 70-percent contained.

State Route 260 is closed at milepost 292. Check here for the latest traffic updates.

Dozens of firefighters from various agencies are working to put out the fire.