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Gladiator Fire now 100% contained

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CROWN KING, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

Fire crews have fully contained a wildfire that had forced the evacuation of a historic mining town.

Officials said the Gladiator Fire near Crown King was 100 percent contained Wednesday.

Firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor the area for the next few weeks.

Only 12 firefighters and two engines remain on the fire that has claimed six structures.

The blaze first ignited May 13 in a house and has burned 16,240 acres.

Investigators said it was human caused but haven't determined what sparked it.

The destroyed structures included some homes, and forced the evacuation of other communities to the north.

Authorities estimate the damage from the fire to be $14 million.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation) contributed to this report. All rights reserved.

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