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Prescribed burn near Tortolita Mountains

Posted at 7:07 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 10:07:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Heads up, if you see smoke in the air near the Tortolita Mountains.

The Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a controlled burn as part of a clean-up project at Carpenter Ranch. In a news release, officials say invasive trees are the target of the burn.

The ranch is adjacent to an existing Pima County preserve north of Tortolita Mountain Park.

Depending on the weather, the burn is expected to run from April 24th through April 25th.