Crews Battling New Brush Fire in Arizona

AGUILA, Ariz. (AP) -- A fast-moving brush fire had burned 1,000 acres by Thursday night west of this small town but was not threatening any structures, authorities said.

Highway 60 was closed in both directions for about two hours before being re-opened around 9 p.m., said Jon Kohn, a fire information officer for the Arizona State Land Department.

Kohn said crews were starting to gain control of the Agro fire, which was reported before nightfall.

Six air tankers, one helicopter and several crews battled the fire and were trying to keep flames from reaching railroad tracks in the area.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, Kohn said.

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