Wind causes Prison Fire flare-up - Tucson News Now

Wind causes Prison Fire flare-up

The Prison Fire began Monday evening. (Source: See It, Snap It, Send It/"susan16") The Prison Fire began Monday evening. (Source: See It, Snap It, Send It/"susan16")
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A wind event associated with a thunderstorm on Tuesday night caused a flare-up on the Prison Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The flare-up was highly visible to people in Tucson.

The flare-up crossed fire lines for a 40-acre gain in the fire's size.

A helicopter is dropping water on the fire.

The fire remains 50 percent contained, but has grown to 280 acres.

A hand crew of 20 firefighters is battling the blaze in rough terrain, assisted by two water tenders, a helicopter and two engines.

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