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Ironwood Fire burns 135 acres in Dragoon Mountains

Posted at 9:19 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 15:25:46-04

COCHISE, Ariz. — Firefighters stopped the Ironwood Fire in the Dragoon Mountains. On Tuesday, containment was at 80 percent.

Over the weekend, a pre-evacuation order is was in place. Remaining crews were on mop-up duty.

The Ironwood Fire is traveling up the mountain and away from structure, according to CCSO.

Along with the sheriff's office, Sunsites, Pearce fire crews and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the blaze.

On Monday, the Ironwood Fire grew to 130 acres in the Dragoon Mountains, two large air tankers helped with firefighting efforts, including dropping retardant to slow the spread, according to U.S. Forest Service officials. Additional fire resources have been requested to help with firefighting efforts.

Flight restrictions are in place over the fire area, including drones.

The fire is said to the be human caused, and remains under investigation.