Wildfire burning in southern Arizona in Santa Rita MountainsPosted: Updated:
TUCSON - Crews are battling a wildfire burning in southern Arizona in the Santa Rita Mountains of the Coronado National Forest.
The fire is approximately 300 acres.
The Forest Service has named the fire the Walker Fire.
Officials believe the Walker Fire was human caused and it is under investigation.
Right now the area where the fire is burning is in rugged terrain and has made it difficult to reach. Wind with gusts up to 25 miles per hour has also factored into the fight.
Residents on the northern perimeter can see smoke from the blase, but otherwise no homes or structures are being threatened.
Temporal Trail is being used as a fire line, but at this time there is no figure on containment.