YUMA, Ariz. — Firefighters working in southwestern Arizona now expect to contain a wildfire burning along the Colorado River by Tuesday.
The Bureau of Land Management said high winds kept the Laguna Fire about 15 miles north of Yuma more active than expected on Sunday. That delayed expected containment by a day.
The blaze is now 90 percent contained after burning an estimated 750 acres.
The fire began Wednesday on the California side and jumped the river, burning north along the Laguna Dam and Mittry Lake recreation sites. It is burning salt cedar trees and brush.
Several historical sites have been damaged or destroyed.