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Brush Fire On Tonto Nat'l Forest Partially Closes Highways


Partial closures of two state highways were in effect today in east-central Arizona due to a lightning-caused brush fire on the Tonto National Forest.

The partial closures of State Routes 188 and 288 in both directions are in a sparsely populated area southeast of Roosevelt Lake and north of Globe. The fire has burned about three square miles of grass and brush on the north side of SR188 about two miles east of the junction with SR288. Officials say three structures were threatened but no communities had been evacuated at this time.