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EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a large debris fire in El Mirage west of Phoenix has been brought under control.

Black smoke could be seen for miles after the blaze broke out around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Rural Metro Fire Department officials say crews from El Mirage, Peoria and Luke Air Force Base helped battle the blaze and get it under control within three hours.

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They say the fire appeared to originate near a homeless encampment on private property and burned tires and debris such as boat parts, old hot tubs and other trash.

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Authorities say the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters initially had trouble containing the blaze due to a lack of a water supply in the area.

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