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Bear grass fire burns 5 to 10 acres near Arivaca

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Posted at 7:03 PM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 22:03:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Fire crews are working to contain a bear grass fire near Arivaca on Wednesday May 11, 2022.

According to the Arivaca Fire District, the fire is burning between 5 to10 acres east of Arivaca.

An air tanker and helicopter have been dispatched to help contain the fire.

Fire crew encourage the public to avoid the area.

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