A fire that leapt the Arizona-Mexican border and burned 9,000 acres of grass and brushland in the last two days was all but stopped by rainfall Wednesday afternoon, Coronado National Forest officials reported.
"Entire fire site received significant precipitation," the forest's Incident Information System website reported Wednesday afternoon. "Resources will be released tomorrow (Thursday) morning."
The website reported Thursday morning that all but one crew and most of the aaircraft had been sent home.
The fire started Tuesday morning in Mexico, about 25 miles south of Sierra Vista, and burned across the border, threatening a campground at Parker Canyon lake. The campground was evacuated, but no one was hurt and no structures were damaged.
Forest officials reported the fire totaled 9,000 acres, 7,000 in Arizona and 2,000 in Mexico.