Wildfire in southern Ariz. stopped, but concerns rise

March 19, 2013

Firefighters say they got a quick start on a wildfire in the Santa Cruz River, north of Tucson Monday, limiting the flames to less than an acre. Adam Goldberg with the Northwest Fire District says the potential for wildfires is growing because of the rather wet winter weather.

“We know that temperatures are still going to be in the high 70s and low 80s, winds are going to be picking up this week, our humidity is still low and kids are out of school and together that’s a very scary combination,” Goldberg said.

Goldberg says it's troubling that children were apparently responsible for starting the fire, on the first day of what is a week-long spring break in southern Arizona.