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Sierra Vista-area wildfire kept in check

SIERRA VISTA – Officials say generally calm winds helped keep a southeastern Arizona wildfire near Sierra Vista in check Wednesday, a day after it destroyed three homes and burned a man.

Authorities had feared that winds would pick up and drive the human-caused Canelo fire northeast again.

The blaze was 25 percent contained at 4,000 acres. It destroyed five outbuildings and six vehicles Tuesday. Residents evacuated from some of about 50 homes in a subdivision near Fort Huachuca returned Wednesday.

A spokesman at the Maricopa Burn Center in Phoenix listed the man airlifted with third-degree burns as in guarded condition.

Officials say crews made significant progress in controlling hot spots and in digging containment lines.

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