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Two Fires Near Marathon Declared 100% Contained

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEAR MARATHON - The two fires burning near Marathon are finally completely out.

Both were declared 100 percent contained on Sunday.

The Schwartz Fire was burning 20-miles east of Marathon.

The fire burned nearly 84,000 acres.

Crews say they had 58 people working that fire on Sunday.

The Iron Mountain Fire, which was 25-miles east of Alpine, burned 87,400 acres.

Local fire departments say they will keep monitoring both areas closely.

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