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Forest Service: Halfway Fire fully contained

TUSAYAN, Ariz. -- A wildfire burning south of the Grand Canyon was 100 percent contained Thursday.

The Halfway Fire, about five miles east of Tusayan, has burned 286 acres on U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service lands.

Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge said it burned in an area that had been thinned in the past, allowing for moderate fire behavior.

Officials had evacuated Grandview Point, about 12 miles east of Grand Canyon Village, as a precaution but lifted the order late Wednesday.

No structures were threatened.

The cause of the fire that began Wednesday afternoon is under investigation.

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