Brown Fire near Sierra Vista grows to 366 acres

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by The Associated Press

Video report by Jason Volentine

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 2:45 PM

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) -- A fire burning in the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona has grown to 366 acres with no containment so far.

The Brown Fire is burning in timber and grass in steep and rugged terrain in upper elevations of the mountains overlooking Sierra Vista. No structures are threatened by the fire, which started Sunday.

Air tankers and helicopters dropped retardant and water on the fire on Monday to try to stop it from spreading. Two Hotshot teams are assigned to the fire and three others are en route.

A top-level fire management team has been assigned to the fire and is scheduled to take command Tuesday evening.

Officials say the fire was human-caused but remains under investigation.

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