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Crews are battling the Montezuma fire in Coronado National Memorial

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 21:06:12-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - There are hand crews working to fight the Montezuma fire that started Tuesday.

The Montezuma Fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. at the south-end of the Coronado National Memorial.

Hand crews are working to control the fire. Crews were able to retrieve a helicopter to drop water.

The fire is burning approximately three acres in the rocky terrain of a high ridge in the south-end of the park.

The fire is located about a half a mile from the park's visitor center.

There have been no threats to the visitor center or any other buildings.

Joe's Canyon Trial has been closed.

The park will remain open.

The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation.

For more information call the visitor center at 520-366-5515 the extension is zero.