- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A wildfire ignited by lightning near the Arizona-New Mexico border has grown to about 5.4 square miles in size.

The 3,500-acre fire is mostly burning grass and brush.

Forest officials say two additional fire crews are being assigned to the area to contain the fire and protect nearby ranches and wildlife habitat. An additional four engines and one helicopter were also assigned.

High temperatures are predicted for Thursday along with winds between 15 and 20 mph and gusts up to 30 mph.

Officials say they will also conduct aerial mapping of the fire to determine an accurate reading of the fire’s size and its perimeter.



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