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Burro Fire: Residents evacuating on Mount Lemmon

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 19:45:41-04

The smoke from the Burro Fire rose in people's rearview mirrors as they evacuated Summerhaven Monday morning.

Summerhaven resident Barbara Johnson left her home at 6 a.m. Monday morning and since then waited for moe information on the fire.

 It's odd. Its awkward because we don't know really what's going to happen, Johnson said.

Leann Mack's family owns the general store on Mount Lemmon. They're evacuated their home twice before.

I was in denial even when i saw the post on social media i literally threw stuff in my car this morning and was like oh well, thats all i need. 

Taking refuge in Tucson, Tami Arthur wonders what will happen to her new home.

Yesterday I've been moving for a week and i finished the last of my stuff up there yesterday. 

She finished moving in three hours before she learned she'd have to evacuate.

Im nervous, i'm scared, i'm really just glad to be down, and glad that everyone is out safe, she said.

These residents do take comfort knowing that Summerhaven is a fire-wise community and has built natural fire barriers since the Aspen Fire in 2003, but many won't rest easy until they're back home.