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Crews fighting fire on Tumamoc Hill

Posted at 6:16 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 01:12:47-04

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Fire continues to monitor a brush fire that continues to burn on Tumamoc Hill.

Capt. Barrett Baker with Tucson Fire said two units responded after multiple 911 calls at 5 p.m.  

"Initially no structures were threatened but it was just a matter of getting to the fire to extinguish it," he said.

University of Arizona Police Department Sgt. Filbert Barrera said officers  evacuated a few employees from the mountain. Tucson Police assisted in evacuating hikers and pedestrians from the hill. 

The fire was under control as of 8 p.m. but crews continue to monitor it, said Baker.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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