Another wildfire in Cochise County Horseshoe Two Fire was 75 percent contained after charring about 210,000 acres — nearly 330 square miles.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer flew over the area blackened by the Monument and Horseshoe Two fires Friday and declared an emergency, freeing up state funds to help with the firefighting efforts.
U.S. Forest Service chief Tom Tidwell visited the Arizona fire operations Saturday to assess the progress.
All of the Arizona wildfires are believed to be human caused. Investigators believe a campfire was the most likely cause of the Wallow fire.
Authorities in southern New Mexico were also looking for “persons of interest” as they searched for the cause of a fire that burned several homes in the wooded community of Ruidoso.
Also around the West, fires still were burning near Yakima, Wash., and in southern Colorado. A wildfire near St. George, Utah, was fully contained after scorching more than 1,000 acres of federal and stare rangelands.