Crews battling 25-acre Brown Fire in Huachuca Mountains - Tucson News Now

Crews battling 25-acre Brown Fire in Huachuca Mountains

View of the Brown Fire from a home on Ft. Huachuca (Source: Rachael Rutherford) View of the Brown Fire from a home on Ft. Huachuca (Source: Rachael Rutherford)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Brown Fire has burned 25 acres so far in the Garden Canyon area on the north side of the Huachuca Mountains, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire was reported shortly before 3 p.m. on April 13, the cause is currently under investigation, but is believed to be human caused. 

It is burning in an unpopulated area near Ft. Huachuca, Sierra Vista and Huachuca City, there are no structures currently being threatened by the fire.

There are three crews, consisting of 50 firefighters battling the wildfire.  According to a Forest Service release fire retardant has been dropped, and water released from helicopters to help contain the fire.  Windy conditions have made fighting the fire difficult, as had the rugged terrain. 

Beginning on Monday helicopters have been flying firefighting crews in to and out of the area.

According to the release, as of 10 a.m. Monday morning, the fire is zero percent contained.

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