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Human-caused wildfire burns 565 acres south of Tucson

Posted at 6:58 AM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 09:48:57-05

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — Fire crews are fighting a human-caused wildfire that burned 565 acres south of Tucson on Wednesday night on Mt. Washington on the Sierra Vista Ranger District.

Per the Coronado National Forest Service, the fire first burned grass and brush on in the Mt. Washington/Sierra Vista Ranger District area.

Forward progress on the fire was stopped Wednesday night, but the fire is not yet contained.

Multiple resources remain on scene.

Duquesne, the nearest town, is not imminently threatened, and fire crews are still investigating the cause.