Marijilda Fire deemed not dangerous to structures - Tucson News Now

Marijilda Fire 70 percent contained

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A new wildfire northeast of Tucson, near Mt. Graham, is 70 percent contained.

The Marijilda Fire has burned about 38 acres southeast of the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, according to forest officials.

It was reported to be human caused and started around 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday. The case is currently under investigation.

An air tanker is being used to help battle this fire and it is able to fill up at a nearby reservoir.

Three full crews and four engines are working to put out the fire in the short grass and oak areas.

Crews say the fire is at an elevation of 5,000 feet, around three miles from the reservoir and no structures were threatened.

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