Arlene Fire increases to 10,000 acres
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says the Arlene Fire burning five miles east of Lochiel in southern Arizona has burned 10,000 acres with zero containment.
Red flag warnings are out until 7 p.m. due to high winds and gusts and low relative humidity. Fire activity is expected to increase with these conditions.
Gusty winds on Monday pushed the human-caused fire northeast along the border with Mexico.
The fire spread quickly in dry grass and brush and overnight impacted the area surrounding some cabins at Parker Canyon Lake.
Firefighters protected two ranch homes and the cabins when winds shifted and pushed the fire north from Parker Canyon Lake into the Canelo Hills.
A precautionary evacuation of Parker Canyon Lake is in effect immediately until further notice.Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.