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Wildfire threatens home, several outbuildings

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 19:47:47-04

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A home and several outbuildings are now threatened by the Baker Canyon Wildfire that has burned 7,050 acres near Douglas, Arizona.

According to InciWeb, the Baker Canyon Wildfire is located approximately 28 miles northeast of Douglas, just west of the Arizona/New Mexico border.

The wildfire was reported around 5 a.m. on March 21 and containment of the fire stands at 15 percent.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The fire is burning in grass and brush, which is a very dynamic fuel type and highly affected by weather conditions.

Gusty and erratic winds and low relative humidity are a major concern.

Resources on the fire include Air Attack, one Type 3 Helicopter, three Engines, and three Type 2 crews. A Type 3 Incident Management Team has been assigned to the fire.

No homes or buildings are threatened.

MORE: Forecasters: Arizona weather conditions ripe for wildfires