Wildfires

Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire

An off-duty Border Patrol agent is being investigated for possibly starting a large wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend, authorities said Thursday.

Border Patrol officials said in statement that they were aware the investigation about how the fire began Sunday "involves an off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent" that they did not identify.

"The agent was involved in recreational shooting and immediately reported the fire after it begun," officials with the Tucson Sector added.

They referred all questions about the investigation to state fire officials, who were holding an informational meeting Thursday night in...

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