Horseshoe Two fire nearly 50,000 acres
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews working the Horseshoe Two wildfire are bracing for gusty winds Friday. The U.S. Forest Service says west to southwest winds at 10 to 18 mph are expected with gusts of 25 to 30 mph.
Low humidity and slightly cooler temperatures are expected.
Burnout operations continue along the western and southeastern portions of the fire as crews prepare containment lines in anticipation of higher winds on Saturday and Sunday.
A structure protection group will also be in place in the Turkey Creek area.
The evacuation order has been lifted for Paradise, Cave Creek and the Southwest Research Center. Crews plan to remain and patrol the area for fires.
The burned acreage on the Horseshoe Two fire has risen to nearly 50,000 acres with 40 percent containment.Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.