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Brush fire near I-17 in North Valley stopped after growing to 190 acres

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PHOENIX — Crews battled a brush fire near Interstate 17 in the North Valley on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The fire, dubbed the Purcell Fire, burned about 190 acres near I-17 and Pioneer Road before forward progress was stopped, BLM Arizona Fire said.

Approximately 35 firefighters from Phoenix and Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical battled the fire, Phoenix Fire said in an email.

No structures were affected by the fire.

Around 9 p.m., BLM Arizona Fire reported a fire engine would remain on-site to monitor the area until morning, during which time crews would address any remaining heat.

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