WHITERIVER, Ariz. (AP) — More than 150 firefighters are continuing efforts to contain a wildfire burning in a remote area of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in eastern Arizona.
Fire officials said Friday the fire has grown to roughly 1,700 acres and has led to the closure of a section of the Alpine Ranger District.
Authorities say no structures are threatened.
According to crews, high winds have hampered their progress. A red flag warning is in effect through the evening. Campfires and debris burning will not be allowed.
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Crews are focused on putting down containment lines on the fire’s north and western flanks.
A Type 3 fire management team is currently in command of the fire.