/ Modified jul 30, 2019 9:45 a.m.

Wildfire burning in northern Arizona now 82% contained

Officials say the fire has scorched more than 3 square miles near Flagstaff.

Museum wildfire contain Photo posted to a government incident tracking website of firefighting crews working on the containment line of the Museum Fire, July 28, 2019.

FLAGSTAFF — Authorities say a wildfire burning in a northern Arizona mountain pass was 82% contained as of Monday evening.

That figure is up from 46% on Sunday.

Fire officials say the blaze has scorched more than 3 square miles in the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff since it started on July 21.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Type 1 Incident Management Team plans to transfer command of the fire back to the Coconino National Forest on Tuesday night and a local Type 3 team will continue to fight the blaze.

Officials say fire activity has been minimal with no perimeter growth the past two days.

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