Progress made on 600-acre southern Arizona fire

Progress made on 600-acre southern Arizona fire

Progress made on 600-acre southern Arizona fire

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 21 at 12:22 PM

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) -- Fire officials say a lightning-caused blaze that has scorched 600 acres on a large ranch in southeastern Arizona has gotten closer to being fully contained.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carol Capas said Sunday afternoon the O'Donnell Fire about 3 miles southeast of Elgin was at 65 percent containment.

Capas says crews will spend the day working along perimeter lines and doing mop-up operations.

No structures or residents are threatened.

Officials say the fire doubled in size Saturday thanks to a wind shifting during a burnout operation in O'Donnell Canyon.

Two type 2 crews, two engines and a water tender are working on the fire, which is burning in a lightning-prone area north of the Huachuca Mountains.

Crews battling the Brown Fire in that mountain range came to help.

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600-acre fire burning on southern Arizona ranch

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