Wildfire Burning Near Young

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A wildfire is growing in steep, rugged terrain north of Young, causing fire officials to close Colcord Road, the main roadway leading into the small community Thursday afternoon.

The Poco Fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, six miles northeast of Young.

As of 4:30 p.m., the fire had spread to 35 plus acres.

Two hot shot crews from Payson and the Pleasant Valley and two air tankers are battling the flames. More resources are on the way, according to Tonto National Forest officials.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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