WICKENBURG, AZ — Firefighters say a 570-acre brush fire that was burning 18 miles southeast of Wickenburg, Arizona is 100% contained.
Crews were able to get control of the fire around 4:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Approximately 75 ground personnel and two single engine air tankers were ordered to help put out the blaze.
Officials say the fire burned through grass and desert vegetation in the area.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Update to #PattonFire - 300 acres, per air attack. 50% contained. Hand crews conducting burn out ops to secure head of the fire. Roughly 75 ground personnel and two single engine air tankers ordered. Fire 18 miles S/SE of #Wickenburg #MaricopaCounty #AZForestry #AZFire pic.twitter.com/LgUhgaRuHR— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) April 27, 2019
#AZForestry working #PattonFire, 18 miles S/SE of #Wickenburg #MaricopaCounty. Est., 100 acres w/ east side of fire secured. No evacs or pre at this time. Multiple ground resources & air attack assigned. Fire is under investigation #AZFire #AZForestry— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) April 27, 2019
It was about the same time last week, the wind-fueled "Forest Fire" broke out 13 miles southwest of Wickenburg.
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