Arizona wildfires

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SUPERIOR, Ariz. -- At least three wildfires are burning across Arizona.

The Picket fire has charred about 1200 acres near Superior.

Firefighters appear to be getting the upper hand with about 40% containment as of Monday night.


SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- Firefighters in the White Mountains report 30% containment on the 364-acre Locust fire.

It forced hundreds of people out of their homes near Show Low over the weekend, thanks to windy weather.

Investigators believe it was human-caused


PORTAL, Ariz. -- Fire crews in Southern Arizona are having a tougher time with the "Horseshoe II" fire.

The 2,000 acre blaze is burning out of control near the community of Portal.

Monday, firefighters went door-to-door advising people to clear out.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter for evacuees across the state border in New Mexico.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- With wildfires raging through Arizona, we could see some fire restrictions very soon.

Coronado National Forest officials expect to ban campfire use and smoking within the next few days.

In the meantime, local fire officials are asking you to be on fire alert at home.