Firefighters battling 2 wildfires in Ariz. forests

Firefighters battling 2 wildfires in Ariz. forests

CREATED Jul. 2, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

PHOENIX (AP) - Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that has grown to 14,000 acres in the Coronado National Forest near Safford in southeastern Arizona.
   
Forest officials said Monday that the Grapevine Fire now is 20 percent contained. That's up from 10 percent Sunday when the fire was at about 8,000 acres.
   
Officials say blaze is burning at low elevation in grass and brush. The lightning-caused fire began Thursday. No structures have been threatened and no evacuations ordered.
   
Meanwhile in northern Arizona, crews continue to battle the Canyon Fire in the Coconino National Forest.  It began by a lightning strike Friday and has charred more than 5,000 acres with no containment as of Monday.
   

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