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Catalina Fire burning near Oro Valley

Posted at 9:52 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 18:30:25-04

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. — A wildfire broke out Sunday evening east of Oracle and Rancho Vistoso.

According to Golder Ranch Fire District, there are no structures in danger, nor any evacuations underway, but smoke can be smelled in southern Oro Valley.

Crews from Golder Ranch Fire District, Northwest Fire District and the Arizona State Forestry are responding to the fire.

On Monday, Catalina State Park closed due to the wildfire. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service estimated the fire at about 115 acres Monday morning.

As of late Monday afternoon, the fire is 47 acres and is 60% contained, burning in Sonoran Desert scrub within the Canada Del Oro Wash. Officials say the potential for spread is low.

As of Tuesday late afternoon, the fire remains at 47 acres with 60% containment, according to fire officials.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by law enforcement.