Buzzard Fire continues to grow in the Gila National Forest

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The Buzzard Fire in the Gila National Forest continues to grow quickly.

The latest estimate has the fire at 16,696 acres and no containment.

About 300 firefighters are battling the fire near Eagle Peak Lookout.

Forest Officials say they will be utilizing many area roads so they are asking the public using the area for Memorial Day Weekend to be on the lookout for them.

The fire was first reported on Tuesday. The cause is unknown. 

Maps of the Gila National Forest are available here.

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