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Fire in Santa Rita mountains grows to 95 acres

Posted at 10:15 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 00:15:20-05

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Coronado National Forest is monitoring a fire burning in the Santa Rita Mountains.

As of noon Wednesday, the human-caused fire has burned between 75 and 95 acres, according to Heidi Schewel with the Forest Service.

Schewel said the fire is not threatening any structures. Two hand crews of 20 firefighters are on each scene, and two more crews and four engines have been ordered. The fire is active on the north and east flanks.

She said the fire is expected to decrease as temperatures drop and humidity rises.

Stay with KGUN9 and for updates on this developing story.