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Human-caused Central Fire ignites near New River, burns 500+ acres

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Jul 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 18:56:25-04

NEW RIVER, AZ — Fire crews are working to put out a new, human-caused brush fire that has started spreading north of the Valley on Saturday afternoon.

According to a tweet by Arizona State Forestry, the fire deemed the "Central Fire" is located about three miles northeast of New River.

The fire has burned an estimated 503 acres and is about 80 percent contained, according to Forestry officials.

Fire crews battling the blaze say there are no structures currently threatened. Officials say there is no impact to Interstate 17 at this time.

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