Border brush fire now fully contained
CREATED Jul. 4, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The large brush fire that has been burning along the U.S./Mexico border since late June is now fully extinguished.
Gerry Perry with the USDA Forest Service tells KGUN9 that the W-2 Fire, that has been burning in an abandoned border town along the U.S./Mexico boder has been declared contained.
The fire burned through 530 acres of brush, oak trees and grass on the U.S. side of the border and another 200 acres on the Mexican side.
More than 150 firefighters were assigned to battle the blaze. Fortunately, no structures were damaged or lost.
Firefighters with the Coronado National Forest Sierra Vista District will continue to monitor the fire to insure its security, Perry said.
Due to long-term drought conditions and high temperatures, stage two fire restrictions remain in place throughout the Coronado National Forest. This means that the use of camp fires, welders, firearms and cigarettes are banned.
If you would like more information regarding agency restrictions and fire danger, visit http://wildlandfire.az.gov.