SONOITA - Wind is driving a 1,000-acre wildfire in southern Arizona, and a much smaller wildfire nearby is expected to be easily suppressed.
Coronado National Forest spokeswoman Heidi Schewel says no structures are threatened by the fires, which were both reported at around 1:45 p.m. Thursday.
Schewel says the 1,000-acre Willow Springs fire is burning in the San Rafael Valley south of Sonoita.
It's 3 miles away from scattered ranches, and would have to burn through some very mountainous terrain to get closer.
Eleven fire engines are dousing water on the blaze, and a hand crew is clearing a line of land down to bare soil to stop its growth.
Schewel says the 40- to 50-acre Valentine's Day fire is burning in a riverbed east of Sonoita and is "not really moving much."
No word on what started the blazes.