Wildfire is believed to be human-caused
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A brush fire that threatened dozens of homes and caused temporary evacuations is now 100% contained.
The fire burned a little over 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) near Cave Creek, a community about 33 miles north of Phoenix.
More than 130 homes were temporarily evacuated Monday as a precaution with some of the homes less than a mile from the fire.
The fire, which is under investigation and believed to be human-caused, started Sunday.
Winds picked up, causing fire to spread through a green space, into the desert, over a mountain and toward neighborhoods.
Authorities said another complicating factor was the density of vegetation, which had grown significantly thicker due to heavy rains last year.
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