Wildfire east of Nogales contained - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

UPDATE

Wildfire east of Nogales contained

Posted: Updated:
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Tropical Storm Dolly to hit Mexico Wednesday

    Tropical Storm Dolly to hit Mexico Wednesday

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:07:26 GMT
    Tropical Depression Five was upgraded to Tropical Storm Dolly overnight and is located in the far SW Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm is located at 22.4 N and 94.4 W and is moving NW at 10 mph.More >>
    Tropical Depression Five was upgraded to Tropical Storm Dolly overnight and is located in the far SW Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm is located at 22.4 N and 94.4 W and is moving NW at 10 mph.More >>
  • Unions celebrate Labor Day 2014

    Unions celebrate Labor Day 2014

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:41:06 GMT
    Unions celebrated Labor Day 2014 with annual picnic and visits from politicians.More >>
    Unions celebrated Labor Day 2014 with annual picnic and visits from politicians.More >>
  • Volunteers help build ramp for local artist

    Volunteers help build ramp for local artist

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:20:42 GMT
    Some local volunteers spent their Labor Day weekend helping to build a ramp for a local artist whose leg had to be amputated.More >>
    Some local volunteers spent their Labor Day weekend helping to build a ramp for a local artist whose leg had to be amputated.More >>
NOGALES, AZ (AP/CBS5) -

A wildfire that spread to nearly 10,775 acres on ridges of the Coronado National Forest is now 75-percent contained, according to fire officials.

The Soldier Basin fire is about five miles east of the Nogales airport, which is seven miles northeast of the southern Arizona city.

The Forest Service says the human-caused fire is not threatening any structures.

It started late Friday night and is being fought by about 205 firefighters, who are building fire lines to stop its spread.

Containment was at 75 percent as of Friday night.

Fire crews of nearly 160 personnel worked over the weekend on burnout operations along the north and northeast flanks to tie the main body of the fire in with prepared lines. The south portion of the fire perimeter has been secured.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Powered by WorldNow