Posted: Jul 4, 2013 3:19 PM by Associated Press
SIERRA VISTA - A wildfire that charred more than a square mile of rugged territory along the U.S.-Mexico border has been fully contained.
Officials with the Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona say the W-2 Fire burned about 530 acres of brush and oak trees on the U.S. side of the border and another 200 acres south of the boundary since being sparked last week.
Drops of fire retardant from air tankers helped to slow the spread of the blaze. No structures were damaged.
The fire will continue to be monitored by Sierra Vista District firefighters.
Forest officials say lightning continues to ignite fires in the area and crews are working to make sure none of those fires grow.
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Help those in need this holiday season
Win! Win! Win!
Wise Local Marketing!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Let us help grow your business
Digital Channel 4.2
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More