May 19, 2013 2:28 PM by Scott Oathout

Soldier Basin Fire continues to grow

PATAGONIA, Ariz.- The Soldier Basin Fire burning seven miles south of Patagonia and five miles east of the Nogales International Airport has grown to 1650 acres. The Forest Service says it is 5-percent contained.

According to the Forest Service, 190 personal are fighting the fire, including two helicopters, nine engines, two Type 1 crews and three Type 2 crews.

Forest Service says the human caused fire is under investigation.

The fire is burning in grass and brush. Not structures are threatened at this time.

(Pictures courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)

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