Back Water Fire burns 75 acres

Back Water Fire burns 75 acres

NEAR YUMA, AZ-The Arizona Department of Forestry is investigating what sparked what's being called, the Back Water Fire, on state trust land.

You could see the smoke for miles Thursday afternoon.

Officials tell News 13 the wildfire, which was about two miles Northeast of Yuma, charred 75 acres of brush and the salt cedars river bottom area.

They say firefighters on scene should have the fire contained by 5 p.m. Friday and have it fully controlled by Saturday evening.

Officials say crews will stay on scene to monitor any hot spots.

They say the area will continued to be monitored throughout the weekend.

No structures or home were endangered.

And no one was hurt.

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