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Frye Fire burns nearly 50,000 acres

Frye Fire burns nearly 50,000 acres
Posted at 2:18 PM, Jul 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-09 17:18:44-04

The Frye Fire is burning 7 miles southwest of Safford.

The fire has grown to 49,435 acres and containment is at 69 percent.

Officials say the the estimated containment date is July 30 at 12:00 a.m.

Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect until rescinded by the Coronado National Forest.

All campgrounds, roadways, and trail systems within the National Forest boundary of the Pinaleño mountain range are closed with the exception of State Highway 266 from the intersection at the eastern Forest boundary to the intersection with the western Forest boundary.

The lightning-caused fire began on June 7th.