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Crews stop forward progress of Purcell Fire near Carefree Highway and I-17

Phoenix and Daisy Mountain Firefighters are on scene of a brush fire located south of the federal prison, north of Carefree Highway and west of the I-17.

PHOENIX — Phoenix and Daisy Mountain Firefighters were on scene of a brush fire located south of the federal prison and just north of Carefree Highway and west of Interstate 17. 

According to Phoenix Fire, crews are able to gain good access and attack the fire while protecting any exposures. 

The fire has burned 190 acres according to the Arizona Bureau of Land Management, and crews stopped forward progress of the blaze around 7 p.m. 

There is no current threat to structures and gusty winds are pushing the fire north.

This is a developing story. We will update with new information as it becomes available. 

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