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UPDATE: Backbone Fire has burned more than 40,000 acres with 76% containment

The lightning-caused Backbone Fire is burning about 12 miles west of Pine, Arizona.
The lightning-caused Backbone Fire is burning about 12 miles west of Pine, Arizona.(Gila County Health & Emergency Department)
Published: Jun. 19, 2021 at 1:21 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 2, 2021 at 10:13 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Backbone Fire has burned nearly 41,000 acres with 76% containment as of Saturday, July 3.

The wildfire, which began June 16 with a lightning strike, is burning about 12 miles west of Pine.

More than 310 people are battling the blaze.

You can read about evacuations and road closures at https://www.facebook.com/BackboneFireInfo.

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