Baker Canyon Fire increases to 6,200 acres

Baker Canyon Fire increases to 6,200 acres

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Baker Canyon Fire burning 28 miles northeast of Douglas, AZ, has burned an additional 900 acres, according to Inciweb website on Thursday, March 24.

The fire began on Monday, March 21 and had burned nearly 2,000 acres by Tuesday, and increased to 5,300 acres on Wednesday.

According to the site, the fire has moved onto Forest Service-managed land in the Coronado National Forest and into New Mexico. Grass and brush are the primary fuels for the fire, and gusty, erratic winds and dry conditions are proving a challenge to firefighting crews.

No homes or buildings are in the path of the fire at this time and there are three crews, three engines and one helicopter working the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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