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Crews gain foothold on Swisshelms Fire

Posted at 9:17 AM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 12:18:00-04

The Swisshelms Fire 10 miles east of Elfrida has torched 10,950 acres since starting June 27. 

According to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire, the Swisshelms fire is 75 percent contained.

There is a total of 238 persons assigned with 4 crews, 6 engines, 3 tenders, 2 bulldozers, 3 helicopters, and miscellaneous overhead.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined.

Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect for Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz.

Stay with KGUN9 and for more updates on the Swisshelms Fire.