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Sonoita residents return home after Kellogg Fire burned up to their property line

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Posted at 7:13 PM, Jun 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 22:13:12-04

Residents have been allowed back into their home after the Kellogg Fire forced evacuations Thursday. 

The fire burned 780 acres near Sonoita by Route 82 and 83.

It destroyed two vacant barns and over a dozen people evacuated. 

Sonoita resident Kitt McMains says she was pulling up to her home when she saw the fire right in her backyard.

"The fire was just coming over this ridge and coming in the pasture where I keep my horse and he was running around going crazy and I put him in the barn I just started housing everything," she said. 

She says luckily her home wasn't damaged and her animals were not hurt. However, her neighbor was not so lucky. 

Alex Quiroga says his home wasn't damaged, but his barn was destroyed. 

He says he had two quads, three generators, and a forklift in there. 

Both residents thank the firefighters for their speedy work and say this fire season is nothing like they have ever experienced before. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.