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Jack Fire in Coconino National Forest reaches 1,250 acres

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A fire burning northeast of Happy Jack on the Coconino National Forest has now reached 1,250 acres, according to the Incident Information System website.

The fire started at 11:42 a.m. on Saturday, 13 miles northeast of Happy Jack. Aerial and ground crews from the United States Department of Agriculture, Coconino National Forest, Arizona Department of Corrections and Winslow Fire Department responded. Initially, there were 90 fire fighters on the scene including 2 hotshot crews, according to Coconino National Forest PIO Heather Noel.

At the peak of the fire, there were 120 fire fighters, including 4 hotshot crews.

The fire is burning in grass and pinyon-juniper west of State Route 87. State Route 87 was closed near the fire and the rock climbing area in Jack's Canyon was evacuated and closed. No structures are threatened at this time. 

At final update, the fire was 65 percent contained. Crews have established a line around the perimeter of the fire.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and is currently under investigation.

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