Oak Tree brushfire southern Arizona grows to 2,000 acres

SONOITA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a brushfire in southern Arizona has grown to 2,000 acres.

Officials say the Oak Tree fire on State Route 83 near Sonoita, Arizona, began Wednesday around 1 p.m. when an RV caught fire and is around 20 percent contained.

Katie Goodwin, a spokeswoman for the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District, said that wind speeds are about 10 to 15 mph and are a factor in firefighting efforts. Other fire departments are also on scene.

A fire incident spokesperson said no structures are currently threatened. Authorities closed down a part of State Route 83 near the fire.

Officials believe the fire to be human caused.

No evacuations have been ordered.


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