Twin Mills Fire is 95 Percent Contained in Arizona

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- An 11,927-acre fire remained 95 percent contained, with full containment expected by Tuesday night.

Fewer than 100 firefighters patrolled fire lines and mopped up around the Twin Mills fire about 30 miles northwest of Kingman.

''We've gone beyond the harmful part,'' said Wendell Peacock, a spokesman for the team fighting the fire.

Over the weekend, the fire had prompted people living in homes scattered outside of the fire's perimeter to voluntarily evacuate. The residents returned shortly after the burnout operations. About 50 homes in Golden Valley had also been threatened.

The fire was started by lightning Friday.


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A 1,581-acre fire burning in the Chiricahua Mountains was 70 percent contained Tuesday.

More than 40 firefighters mopped up the fire and restored nearby trails and roads Tuesday. Full containment on the Barfoot fire was expected by Saturday, said Marylee Peterson, a Coronado National Forest spokeswoman.

The fire had forced the evacuation of Pine Canyon United Methodist Camp, but the camp's structures were no longer threatened. The camp will reopen Friday, Peterson said.