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Firefighters battle 8,000-acre Grapevine Fire

PHOENIX -— Firefighters continue to battle the 8,000-acre
Grapevine Fire in the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National
Forest.

KPHO-TV reports
that
fire official said Sunday that the blaze is burning at low
elevation in grass and bush, and crews continued to hold the fire south
of Highway 266 from the west side Forest Boundary east to Gillespie
Wash.

Officials said the fire has led to the closure of Coronado National Forest
lands south of State Route 266, known as Greasewood and Kane Spring
Mountains.

No structures have been destroyed.

Firefighters said the fire, which was caused by lightning, is 10 percent
contained.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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