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Wildfire in N. Arizona almost contained

July 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM   |   Comments

ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 12 (UPI) -- A grass fire burning on federal land in northern Arizona was 90 percent contained Tuesday, fire officials said.

The Hidden Fire burned almost 17,200 acres after it was started Saturday by a lightning strike, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The fire was about 30 miles south of St. George, Utah, on land belonging to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The U.S. Forest Service, several municipal fire departments and the BLM were battling the flames jointly. The effort involved about 100 firefighters and three helicopters.

The fire did not involve any buildings, and no injuries had been reported Tuesday.

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