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Brief evacuation request due to Windmill fire in Sonoita is over

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Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-09 23:12:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Sonoita-Elgin Fire District posted to Facebook Sunday evening warning residents in the Tunnel Springs area of a fire.

An evacuation request was sent out, but just after 6:50 p.m., another post said community members could return to there homes.

Officials from Sonoita-Elgin Fire say the Windmill fire was first called in just before 3 p.m. on Sunday and was burning 60 acres by around 7:15 p.m.

A helicopter and several agencies are working the fire, and there is only one structure that is considered threatened.

No word on what caused the fire.