New southern Arizona wildfire forces evacuations near Benson - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News Now, Local Programming

New southern Arizona wildfire forces evacuations near Benson


Authorities are reporting three small new wildfires in southern Arizona near Benson.

One of those fires, which is burning about 15 miles southeast of Benson, has threatened 12 homes in a subdivision that have been evacuated. That fire is 150 acres.

[RELATED: Could 2017 be a bad wildfire season for Arizona?]

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says the fire was reported on Tuesday and that air assistance is en route.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona Wildfires]

Two other smaller nearby fires are not threatening any structures and are likely caused by lighting in the area.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.
FCC Public File
Phone: 808-847-9371
Closed Captioning