Jun 17, 2011 12:47 PM

Monument Fire human-caused, near Mexico border

SIERRA VISTA - Officials have confirmed that the Monument Fire has been determined to be human-caused.

Fire information official Tom Fields says that the fire started in the Coronado National Memorial, in an area adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border. At this time, officials aren't sure whether the fire was sparked on the United States or Mexico side of the international borer.

The Forest Service is leading an investigation into the exact cause, with the U.S. Parks Service assisting.

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