Wildfire near Wickenburg burns hundreds of acres

Firefighters had an 870-acre wildfire burning south of Wickenburg, Arizona about 60 percent contained today; the Cloud Fire near Vulture Mine and Whispering Ranch roads started Thursday, according to the BLM.

State Forestry was responding with aircraft, engines, and hand crews. KJZZ reported that 75 firefighters from the BLM, Wickenburg, and Buckeye Valley were also working the fire.

12NEWS had video. Forestry officials said airtankers slowed the progress of the fire, which was burning in short, dense grass.

The fire started Thursday about 16 miles from Wickenburg.

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  1. Camped at Vulture mine with some old, salty FS fire buddies a few years ago. Good place to get snake bit.


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