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A brush fire that began burning near Tortilla Flat on Tuesday morning had burned about 150 acres and was about 80 percent contained by mid-afternoon, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The fire was burning close to State Route 88, and the Arizona Department of Transportation had shut down a 13-mile stretch of the highway for most of the morning and into the afternoon.
“The Tortilla Fire was reported this morning at about 6:30 a.m., near Tortilla Flat,” said Carrie Templin, a Tonto National Forest spokeswoman.
“The fire is human caused, but at this time we don’t have any additional information. It is under investigation,” she said.
Tonto National Forest has about 90 people fighting the fire.
“That includes Forest Service wildfire engines, two 20-person wildland firefighting crews, and a helicopter dropping buckets of water on hot spots,” Templin said.
SR 88 was reopened at 2:30 p.m., according to ADOT.
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