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Prescott Valley brush fire burns hundreds of acres

Prescott Valley brush fire
Posted at 4:13 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 23:33:50-05

PRESCOTT, AZ — Fire crews have fully contained a more than 400-acre brush fire that ignited in the Prescott Valley area Monday afternoon.

Central Arizona Fire and Medical says it’s unclear what started the fire, but the flames quickly spread because of heavy wind in the area.

Central Arizona Fire and Medical says it's unusual to have brush fires in that area around this time of year.

Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night and well into Tuesday before declaring the fire, which burned 459 acres, 100 percent contained.

Crews say no homes were damaged in the blaze. The cause remains under investigation, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.