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LIVE UPDATES: Jackson Fire expands to 2,946 acres near Safford, 70 percent contained

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The Jackson Fire started July 11 near Safford.
Posted at 11:43 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 13:12:30-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — JULY 18, 2020

10:12 a.m.

Fire officials say the fire has grown to 2,946 acres and is 70 percent contained. The fire produced some smoke Friday after heavy rain occurred over night Thursday.

JULY 15, 2020

9:12 a.m.

Fire officials say the blaze has grown to 2,143 acres and remains 0 percent contained.

Firefighters are scouting the fire to find defensible terrain features such as trails, roads, or continuous ridges.

Crews worked to protect structures along Black Rock Road and build fire line westward along Four Mile Canyon.

Three crews and a fire use module are assigned to the fire. Two helicopters, two engines and five water tenders are also at the scene.

JULY 14, 2020

11:39 a.m.

According to the Bureau of Land Management, the fire was started by lightning July 11 near Safford.

The fire, which is burning near Jackson Peak within the Santa Theresa Wilderness, grew to 939 acres and is 0 percent contained.

The Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team is working to protect structures and homes.

The Black Rock Road is closed at the San Carlos Apache Reservation boundary.