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Large mulch fire contained near Loop 202 in Mesa

The fire near Elliot and Sossaman roads has been contained as of Wednesday afternoon.

MESA, Ariz. — A large mulch fire burning near Elliot and Sossaman roads in Mesa sent up clouds of smoke over the East Valley Wednesday morning.

No injuries have been reported in relation to the fire and no structures were in danger, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. Rural Metro Fire said the fire's been contained and there is no current threat to the community.

Smoke may still be present in the area over the next several days, Rural Metro said.

The fire's origin is still unknown but investigators believe it may have been the result of "spontaneous combustion." 

Officials said the intersection of Elliot and Sossaman roads will remain closed for some time for safety.

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Mulch fire near Mesa sends up smoke over the East Valley.

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