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.
Tonto NF firefighters responded to the Central Fire on Saturday at 11:05am The fire is located 4 miles E of New River. The fire has burned a total of 503 acres, and is 80% contained. The forward rate of spread has been stopped. The fire is staffed today with 80 personnel— Tonto NF (@TontoForest) July 21, 2019
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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