- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

VAIL, Ariz. (AP) - Firefighters are making progress in battling a wildfire burning southeast of Tucson in southern Arizona.

Officials say the fire has burned 2.7 square miles (7 sq. kilometers) of brush and grass about eight miles (12.9 kilometers) southeast of Vail on Tucson’s southeastern outskirts but that 65 percent of its perimeter is contained.

The fire started Saturday and authorities say it is believed to be human-caused.

An evacuation notice previously issued for homes in the area was lifted Sunday.

More than 200 personnel are assigned to fight the fire, which is north of the site of a much larger wildfire that burned across the Santa Rita Mountains last month.

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