Fire crews battle wildfire burning near Douglas

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Hog fire burning near Douglas

UPDATE MARCH 9 @ 9:30 AM: The hog fire is 95 percent contained.

UPDATE MARCH 5 @ 5 PM: The Hog fire has burned 16,800 acres and is currently 50 percent contained.

UPDATE MARCH 4 @ 5:30 PM: The Hog fire has burned 16,000 acres and is currently 40 percent contained. The fire has been ruled to be human caused and is under investigation.

The fire is burning in grass, oak and juniper in steep terrain.

UPDATE MARCH 4 @ NOON: DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- As of noon Wednesday, the Hog fire has burned 8,000 acres.

More than 200 firefighters are battling the blaze, which is 15 percent contained.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a wildfire in southern Arizona.

Firefighters are on the scene of the Hog fire, which is burning in Hog Canyon near the town of Douglas.

The fire has burned nearly 1,500 acres and is zero percent contained.

The estimated date of containment is March 13.

No structures are at risk.

Crews say they believe this fire is human caused and it is under investigation.