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Two fires burning in Tortolita Mountains

The Dove Fire is one of two wildfires burning in the Tortolita Mountains Thursday evening.
Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 01:59:47-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — According the Arizona State Forestry, the fire in the Tortolita Mountains is 100 percent contained Monday.

According to Northwest Fire, the fire has increased to 940 acres, fire activities have increased due to winds. There are no current threats to structures.

According to the Arizona Department of Fire and Forestry Management, the Edwin Fire and the Dove Fire are each estimated to be 100 acres in size. The Edwin Fire is two miles northeast of the Dove Fire. The Edwin fire is said to be about eight miles away from Oracle Junction, and a tenth of a mile from two structures in the area. No evacuations have been ordered so far.

The Northwest Fire District is also assisting in fighting the blaze.