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Two wildfires sparked in southern Arizona

Two wildfires sparked in southern Arizona

CREATED Jun 17, 2012

Web Producer: Stephani Ruiz

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -Crews are battling two wildfires that sparked overnight in southern Arizona.

The Fox Fire is in a remote, rugged area of the Rincon Wilderness. It is believed to be lightning caused. Firefighters are working to keep the blaze from moving east onto private and state land, and Espiritu Canyon to the west. Crews are battling this fire from the air- with three air tankers and a helicopter. It has burned through at least 50 acres.

Also believed to be lightning caused- the Garden North Fire, burning north of Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. Carol Capas, with the Cochise County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN 9 the fire has charred two acres in a remote area. No structures are threatened. Two hand crews, a tanker, a helicopter and four engines are working to get the blaze under control.