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Macho Fire burning near Sasabe

Posted at 1:40 AM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 12:44:31-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Arizona State Forestry says an estimated 40-acre fire is burning about nine miles northwest of Sasabe.

As of Friday afternoon, the Macho Fire is burning 309 acres, according to Arizona State Forestry.

The agency first reported it around 7 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say the fire is on the south end of the Baboquivari Mountains.

Crews say because of safety and not being able to access the fire, they are monitoring it and plan to engage Friday morning. Thursday night, crews made an attempt to attack the fire by air and crews were assigned.