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May 21, 2013 6:40 PM

New grass fire sparked near Benson

COCHISE COUNTY - A grass fire has sparked up near exit 302 off Interstate 10 Tuesday, Cochise County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carol Capas said.

The fire is encroaching on a county fuel depot in the area, Capas said.

Multiple fire departments have been dispatched to contain the blaze including crews from St. David, Benson, Mescal and Sunsites, Capas said.

On Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 1154 hours the Cochise County Sheriff's Office was advised of a grass fire near exit 302 off of Interstate 10.

The fire has since been reported as spreading rapidly in approaching the county fuel yard in that area.

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