TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Coronado National Forest is working on containing a fire that is approximately 500 acres.
The Raspberry Fire was reported on June 14, 2022, at 11:51 a.m. in the Chiricahua Wilderness, Douglas Ranger District.
Crews have been working together to build a fireline and prevent forward growth as the terrain allows.
The Monte Vista Lookout and a repeater tower are endangered but prep work has begun to protect these values.
The Coronado National Forest asks visitors to avoid:
- Morse Canyon Trail #43
- Bear Canyon Trail #228
- North Fork of Rucker Trail #221
- Pole Bridge Trail #264
- Proceed no further than Chiricahua Peak on the Crest Trail #270
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