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PCSD will be assisting with evacuations in Summerhaven beginning Monday morning

Posted at 9:21 AM, Jul 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 02:03:49-04

(***UPDATE***) 07/02/17 11:00PM

The Burro Fire burning at the foothills of Redington Pass near Burro Tank has grown to 14,600 acres burned.

Officials say a thunderstorm south of Tucson has pushed the wildfire in every direction. This has forced evacuations to begin in Summerhaven Wednesday morning beginning at six. 

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According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, evacuations are underway for anyone south of the Palisades area on Mount Lemmon.

Redington Road from milepost 2 to 14 is closed. Mt Lemmon Highway is also closed from the base of the Palisades area at milepost 20.

According to the Coronado National Forest, the fire is zero percent contained.

A type 1 Incident Management team has been assigned.

The fire is burning in tall grass and brush with a moderate to high rate of speed.

Stay with KGUN9 and KGUN9.com for more updates on the Burro Fire.