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Brush fire in Anthem area stopped, burned 20-25 acres

KNXV Brush fire in Anthem
KNXV Anthem Brush Fire 6-24-19
Posted at 4:24 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 21:04:20-04

ANTHEM, AZ — Firefighters say they have stopped the forward progress of a brush fire that ignited Monday afternoon in the far North Valley.

The fire started east of I-17 and north of Anthem Way around 3:15 p.m. The fire jumped Circle Mountain Road and responding crews focused on protecting nearby homes.

The fire, which was later named the Abrams Fire, was estimated to have burned 20-25 acres before it was stopped, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

The Phoenix Fire Department said no homes were damaged.

Smoke from the fire was visible from the interstate, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The fire was the second wildfire to ignite in the North Valley on Monday. Earlier, crews responded to near Hayden and Dynamite roads for a wildfire that burned 15 acres in the desert between homes before it was contained.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 and for updates.