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Smoke visible from reported fire in Tortolita Mountains

Westridge Fire burns 480 acres, 2 structures threatened
Fire near Dove Mountain
Posted at 5:06 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 16:57:35-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Wildfire crews responded to a reported blaze in the Tortolita Mountains Monday afternoon.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says air and ground crews are headed to an area north of Dove Mountain to determine the extent of the fire, and its cause.

The Westridge Fire has increased to 480 acres as of Tuesday, according to the latest information from State Forestry. Crews are making progression with suppression.

The Westridge Fire grew to 120 acres Monday night, according to to the latest information from Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. There are two structures north of the fire that are threatened at this time.

The fire is moving south to southeast, and is burning in rugged terrain and through heavy fuels.

More ground resources are enroute with more aircraft ordered for Tuesday morning.

This is a developing story. Stay with KGUN 9 for the latest information.