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6/13/2013 2:48:00 PM
Brush fires on SR 260 close highway
Both fires forced SR 260 to be shut down for about 30 minutes while crews worked to extinguish the flames.
Both fires forced SR 260 to be shut down for about 30 minutes while crews worked to extinguish the flames.

CAMP VERDE -- Two brush fires flared this week in Camp Verde. The first touched off Tuesday morning about 9 a.m. at milepost 224 of Arizona 260. Crews from Camp Verde Fire and the Forest Service quickly extinguished the fire. The blaze was ignited when a boat trailer lost a wheel while driving.

The second fire occurred Wednesday morning on SR 260 burned at MP 216 between Camp Verde and Cottonwood. This second fire burned on both sides of the highway, and grew to about ¼ of an acre.

A vehicle passing by the fire pulled over and used a fire extinguisher on one of the small spot fires. Camp Verde Fire District and the Forest Service were able to again quickly extinguish the fire. This fire is believed to also have been caused by a motor vehicle.

Both fires forced SR 260 to be shut down for about 30 minutes while crews worked to extinguish the flames.

Fire agencies are urging people to be diligent in our actions. Vegetation is extremely dry right now, and easily burns .

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