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Wildfire grows to 7,050 acres near Douglas

Posted: 12:31 PM, Mar 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-25 23:55:04Z
Wildfire grows to 6,800 acres near Douglas
Wildfire grows to 6,800 acres near Douglas

A wildfire burning near Douglas has grown to over 7,000 acres as crews work to increase containment of the blaze.

Officials said Friday afternoon the Baker Canyon Fire spread to 7,050 acres with 15 percent containment.

The fire is located 28 miles northeast of Douglas, just west of the Arizona/New Mexico state line, with most of the fire activity on the New Mexico side.

One home and six outbuildings within one mile are now threatened.

Officials said gusty and erratic winds, as well as dry conditions, continue to remain a challenge to firefighters.

Fire managers continue to work directly with area ranchers and land owners, but no homes or buildings are threatened at this time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

More information about the fire can be found here.

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