Quemado Fire ignites in grass near US 60 between Eagar and Show Low

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 00:39:39-04

A fire ignited in eastern Arizona Thursday and has grown to 700 acres.

Officials say the Quemado Fire is burning in grass north of US 60 east of Vernon, which is along the roadway between Eager and Show Low.

The fire is now 80 percent contained according to officials. 

Arizona State Forestry said engines, water tenders, a single-engine air tanker and air attack were on the scene.

Firefighters said no structures were threatened and expected forward progress to be stopped in a few hours.

There was no immediate word on how the fire started.