3 more wildfires burn in southeast Arizona

3 more wildfires burn in southeast Arizona

3 more wildfires burn in southeast Arizona

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by Sarah Blais

azfamily.com

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 3:02 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. -- With the Yarnell Hill Fire still raging in Prescott, other fires are blazing their way across southeastern Arizona. 

The lightning-caused Prison Fire is still burning on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains, which is just north of Tucson.

It was reported Sunday evening near the site of a World War II prisoner of war camp. At the time, radar had recorded more than 600 lightning strikes across the Coronado National Forest.

Two hundred and eighty acres have burned thus far. One hand crew of 20 firefighters, an engine, two water tenders, a helicopter and two engines are currently battling the wildfire. Containment is at 50 percent as of early Wednesday afternoon. No structures are threatened.

Meanwhile, two more blazes are keeping fire crews busy. The Haystack Fire, 23 miles northeast of Globe, has burned 250 acres. The cause is still under investigation.

About 5 miles south, the Arnett Fire on the Tonto National Forest is 50 acres.

Both fires are expected to be 100 percent contained on Thursday.

 

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