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Westside brush fire

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A black cloud of smoke could be seen from miles away. It caused drivers to call the station and Tucson Fire.

Firefighters were called to an area near the I-10 and Ruthraff. They arrived on scene around 4:30pm. They found a homeless camp on fire and with the wind. The fire was being pushed to some dry brush. "We do have some winds coming from the north right now, they pushed it south and it did jump a fence, a little brush was burned," said Captain Barrett Baker from Tucson Fire.

About an hour after arriving on scene, crews were able to put out the fire. There were at least a dozen firefighters out battling the flames. Tucson Fire also had help from crews from Northwest Fire.

The folks from the homeless camp told TFD that all their pets and people were accounted for. There were no injuries and a cause has not been determined.

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