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Firefighters contain 'Tritle Fire' south of Prescott

Posted at 4:14 PM, May 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 19:23:55-04

PRESCOTT, AZ — Firefighters have contained a 3-acre fire that was burning in northern Arizona, according to the Prescott Daily Courier.

U.S. Forest Service officials say the "Tritle Fire" burned mainly ponderosa pine and chaparral approximately 7 miles south of Prescott near Mt. Tritle.

Firefighters created a line around the perimeter of the fire and were able to contain the blaze that started around 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

Several Prescott National Forest Engines, the Prescott Hotshots, a Type 3 Helicopter, Groom Creek Fire Department and other personnel worked to put out the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.