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Woods Canyon Fire near Payson fully contained

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Woods Canyon wildfire (Source: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests) Woods Canyon wildfire (Source: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)
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HEBER-OVERGAARD, AZ (CBS5) -

A wildfire in eastern Arizona that was started by an illegal campfire has been fully contained at 88 acres. 

A fire broke out in Woods Canyon on the Black Mesa Ranger District at about 10:15 a.m. on May 21, the U.S. Forest Service said.

The initial 2 1/2-acre wildfire west of Heber-Overgaard grew to 150 acres by 4 p.m. and increased to 250 acres by about 9 p.m. that day.

Helicopters dipped water from Woods Canyon Lake.

No structures or powerlines were damaged or threatened and no one was injured.

All campgrounds in the Woods Canyon Lake area and the Woods Canyon store remained open throughout the fire. Some parking in the area closed to visitors while used for fire logistics.

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