Arizona wildfire remains at nearly 31,000 acres - Tucson News Now

Arizona wildfire remains at nearly 31,000 acres

PORTAL, AZ (AP) - Winds in southeastern Arizona are expected to increase Wednesday afternoon as crews battle the Horseshoe Two wildfire. The U.S. Forest Service says they are expecting wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph on the fire line.

Fire behavior is expected to increase significantly as the day progresses. A Forest Service news release issued Wednesday says the wildfire is expected to move in a northeasterly direction with active fire on the northwest side. Efforts are being concentrated along the Crestline Trail to try and prevent fire movement to the west.

The wildfire has been burning through grass, brush and heavy timber.

Nearly 31,000 acres has burned in Cochise County near the New Mexico border. Crews have 25% of the wildfire contained.

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