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Wildfire burning 60 acres east of Willcox

Single Engine Airtankers have been assisting firefighters on the gound battling the Maverick Fire.
Credit: BLM Arizona

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — Firefighters battled a wildfire east of Willcox and southwest of Bowie Saturday afternoon, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona said.

The wildfire, named the Maverick Fire, started on Friday and was at 32 acres as of  2 p.m. on Saturday, BLM said. The fire is 85% contained and does not threaten any homes as of Sunday.

Single Engine Airtankers (SEATs) have been assisting crews on the ground battle the fire, BLM said.  

Crews began to secure the fire line and mop up around 4 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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