Firefighter injured fighting uncontained Poco Fire near Young

YOUNG, AZ - A firefighter has been taken by medical helicopter to a hospital after getting injured while battling a wildfire outside a small central Arizona town.

Tonto National Forest officials say there's no immediate word on how the firefighter was injured Friday afternoon.

The firefighter's name and condition also aren't immediately available.

Officials say crews have no containment around the Poco Fire, which was first reported Thursday afternoon and had scorched approximately 1,500 acres by Friday evening. Containment was set at 15 percent.

No structures are threatened by the blaze, which is burning about 6 miles north of the town of Young in steep and rugged terrain.

The fire's cause still is under investigation.


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