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Fire crews heading to 120-acre brush fire in Santa Rita Mountains

Posted: 10:19 AM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 17:36:39Z
Crews battle brush fire in Santa Rita Mountains
Crews battle brush fire in Santa Rita Mountains

A brush fire on U.S. Forest Service land is already covering 120 acres Tuesday, and fire crews are en route.

According to the Tubac Fire District, the Forest Service is calling flames in the Santa Rita Mountains the "Josephine Fire," and already deployed at least 60 people to contain the flames Tuesday morning. Smoke and flames were visible in the mountains as early as Monday afternoon.

Officials with the Nogales Ranger Station say they'll have more information when crews arrive at the scene.