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Assistant Verde Valley Fire Chief Jerry Doerksen said the blaze, in this case, may have started from remains of a controlled burn that was not fully extinguished and re-ignited. He says it was also fanned by the weekend winds. Firefighters moved in to protect area houses and extinguished the fire. Courtesy photo, Verde Valley Fire District.

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VERDE VALLEY -- A wildfire raced through grassland near the Verde River Sunday but was extinguished before causing structural damage.