Crews try to contain wildfire near Superior
Web Producer: Laura Kittell
SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) - Crews are trying to contain a wildfire that broke out in central Arizona over the weekend.
Tonto National Forest spokesman David Albo says firefighters were working Monday on establishing containment lines around a 1.5-square mile fire
Albo says the blaze, which is about 4 miles south of Superior, is not threatening any structures. He says high temperatures and low humidity will make controlling the 1,000-acre fire a challenge.
The fire started Sunday on a service road just off of Highway 177, about 65 miles east of Phoenix. Transportation officials have closed the highway in Pinal County.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Meanwhile, officials say crews have stopped movement of the Ajax Fire, a human-caused fire that has burned at least 40 acres 2 miles southwest of Arivaca.
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