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Camino Fire caused by driver dragging chains

At 750 acres as of Wednesday afternoon
Posted: 3:06 PM, Apr 20, 2022
Updated: 2022-04-20 21:21:23-04

ELFRIDA, Ariz. (KGUN) — Arizona State Forestry is reporting a wildfire initially involving 750 acres between Elfrida and Sunizona in Cochise County. A driver dragging chains along the highway caused ten separate fires.

Travel on State Route 181 is back open in both directions. Commuters are advised to find alternate routes.

Firefighters requested two large air tankers and one very large air tanker to assist ground crews.

KGUN 9 has a crew headed to the scene.

Here is the direction the wind is carrying flames:

Stay with KGUN 9 and kgun9.com for updates as they become available.

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