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Second Fire Near Sedona 100 Percent Contained

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The Junipine Fire that broke out north of Sedona earlier this week -- the second wildfire in the area in the last month -- didn't turn into anything to worry about.

The Forest Service announced yesterday that the small fire, initially estimated at 12 acres, had been 100 percent contained.

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According to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, infrared imagining revealed that the fire was never larger than 7 acres.

The fire broke out in the Oak Creek Canyon, not far from Slide Rock State Park, and near where the 22,000-acre Slide Fire was just contained last week.

According to a Forest Service update, "Preliminary reports indicate cause is a downed powerline, but this has not been officially confirmed yet."

The fire, which started close to the Junipine Resort off State Route 89A on Monday, seemed more serious at the start -- homes and park areas were evacuated that afternoon. However, those evacuations were lifted that evening.

In addition to these fires, there was another, even smaller fire that broke out north of Flagstaff, near the base of Mt. Elden. That fire only grew to a fraction of an acre, and was completely contained by firefighters.

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