Arizona wildfiresPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Horseshoe Two wildfire is now 90% contained. It's burned more than 223,000 acres since it started May 8 in Horseshoe Canyon in the Chiricahua mountains near Portal
Nine homes and fourteen outbuildings have been damaged or destroyed. Firefighters expect to have the human caused blaze fully contained on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Wallow Fire in the White Mountains has scorched nearly 520,000 acres after being started three weeks ago by an abandoned campfire. It's 51% contained.
People evacuated from the town of Greer are being allowed to return home after two weeks in shelters. Twenty-two structures have burned, most of them homes.
And the newest wildfire in the state is the human-caused Willow Fire burning between Payson and Heber-Overgaard near Bear Canyon Lake. Forest service officials report it's burned about four hundred acres.
Firefighters worked Monday to protect power lines and private land to the north of the burn area.
Strong winds Sunday caused spot fires about a half mile from the main body.