UPDATE: Crews knock down Site Maverick Fire near Fort Huachuca
Blaze caused by power lines that were downed by high winds late Monday night
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Several crews worked together to battle the Site Maverick Fire near Fort Huachuca early Tuesday, Oct. 12.
According to the U.S. Army, the blaze started Monday night when high winds knocked down power lines.
“Fort Huachuca firefighters assisted by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Frye Fire, Douglas Hand Crew, Aravaipa Hot Shots and Whetstone Fire worked through the night and the morning,” Fort Huachuca said in a Facebook post.
Crews had to deal with strong winds but were able to contain the fire and no structures were damaged.
Fort Huachuca said the Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is repairing the damaged power lines.
As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, fire crews were keeping an eye out for hot spots and performing mop-up operations.
The fire burned 500-1,000 acres, according to officials.
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