Firefighters hope calm winds will keep So. Ariz. wildfire in check

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Canelo fire 30 percent contained - A fire burning in Sierra Vista is 30 percent contained and firefighters hope calm winds will help keep it in check.

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UPDATE May 7:

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- The U.S Forest Service says a fire burning in Sierra Vista is 30 percent contained and firefighters hope calm winds will help keep it in-check.

Those people who were evacuated from Fort Huachuca have been able to return home.

A man who suffered burn injuries is listed in guarded condition at the Maricopa County Burn Unit.

Investigators believe the Canelo fire was human-caused.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) -- Firefighters are concerned that winds and hot temperatures will recharge a wildfire Wednesday that destroyed three homes and burned one man near Sierra Vista in southeastern Arizona.

The U.S. Forest Service says the Canelo Fire also destroyed five outbuildings and six private vehicles.

A man with third-degree burns was taken by helicopter to the Maricopa Burn Center in Phoenix. His condition was not known immediately.

A Forest Service spokeswoman says officially, the fire burned 1,500-plus acres since it started Tuesday on private land west of Fort Huachuca. Unofficially, it may have charred at lest 4,000 acres.

She says residents in a 50-home subdivision outside the fort's west gate are being allowed to return.

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