Brush fire burning in Santa Cruz River

Firefighters are on the scene of a large brush fire in the Santa Cruz River near Silverbell and Sunset Dunes.

Northwest Fire District says people in the area should stay away. Work on the fire was expected to wrap up by Friday afternoon.

Silverbell was shut down from Ina to Sunset.

More than 70 personnel from local crews were on scene, from Northwest Fire, Tucson Fire, Rural Metro, and Golder Ranch Fire.

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