Winds down as crews assess brush fire Buckeye

Winds down as crews assess brush fire Buckeye

CREATED Mar 7, 2012

Web Producer: Alexandra Sutter

   
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - Fire crews dug lines and used bulldozers through the night to contain 25 percent of a fire burning in trees and brush in the Gila River near Buckeye.
   
The Bureau of Land Management says the brush fire has charred about 1,000 acres by Wednesday, but still isn't threatening any structures.
   
Fire managers plan to assess the fire and plan a further strategy.
   
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the fire started about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday as a controlled burn by an area farmer that roared out of control because of gusty winds.

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