FREDONIA, AZ - Firefighters made significant progress this weekend towards containment of a group of wildfires in the Kaibab National Forest near the Grand Canyon.
The fires, known as the West Side Complex, are said to have been started by lightning strikes in the area Saturday.
The largest fire in the group, the Tank Fire, grew to over 2,500 acres by Kanab Creek Wilderness but is now 50 percent contained.
The Elbow Fire and Faver Fires are 222 acres and 144 acres, but the others are less than 25 acres, according to officials.
The entire grouping of fires is estimated to be 40 percent contained as of late Monday morning.
Cloud cover and moisture from monsoon storms helped slow fire growth and activity Sunday.
No communities or structures are threatened.
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