Northwest Fire crews fight large brush fire - Tucson News Now

Fire investigators say kids started brush fire threatening homes

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MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Crews from Northwest Fire/Rescue tackled a brush fire in the northwest community of Continental Ranch.  They were called out to the housing development near Twin Peaks and Interstate 10 around noon after apparently receiving a 911 call from a woman walking in the area.

Capt. Adam Goldberg says the woman had been approached by two 10-year-old boys claiming they had started the fire with matches, and they sought her help when the fire got out of control.

It took firefighters more than two hours to tackle the blaze which grew to three acres.

"There are a lot of houses in proximity," says Goldberg.  "Had temperatures been hotter, and had the flame lengths and the ashes traveled farther, this could have resulted in the loss of a structure."

No homes were damaged.  Goldberg says at least one of the boys was cited for reckless burning and released to his parents.

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