Valley fire contained, Blue River 2 fire still roaring

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SAN CARLOS — One of the wildfires on the San Carlos Apache reservation is under control while the other has a long way to go toward containment.

The Southwest Area Incident Management Team reported the Blue River 2 fire is just 12 percent contained. The fire, north of Warm Springs, has burned 27,623 acres thus far.

Meanwhile, the Valley fire is 100 percent contained. That fire, located just south of the Blue River 2 fire, burned 29,628 acres.

Both fires started via lightning strike June 13.

A total of 430 personnel have been assigned to battle the fires.

Meanwhile the Bringham fire, 22 miles north of Morenci, is at 40 percent containment. That fire has burned 23, 142 acres.

And the Jackson fire, west of Safford, is at 95-percent containment and has entered the mop-up phase. That fire burned 2,946 acres.