Apr 26, 2017

Arizona Wildfire Doubles In Size; Evacuation Orders Persist

Sonoita, AZ
USA
by
Pam Wright and Sean Breslin
,
The Weather Channel

A wildfire sparked in southern Arizona over the weekend grew to at least 63 square miles, [doubling] in size in less than 24 hours Wednesday as winds continue to fan the flames.

More than 100 homes have been evacuated in the Santa Rita Mountains.

The blaze is 7 percent contained as winds continue to fan the flames.