Crews unable to locate Marana fire - Tucson News Now

Crews unable to locate Marana fire

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

After hours of searching for a fire near Silverbell and Trico in Marana, fire crews returned home for the day.

Crews responded to the area after reports of thick gray smoke rising, according to Northwest Fire Department PIO Adam Goldberg.

Avra Valley Fire handled the call and, after over two and a half hours of searching, they turned in for the night, according to Avra Valley Fire PIO Patrick Calhoun.

Calhoun said the fire was difficult to locate due to the size of the dense, desert-covered area. The location, between Pinal Air Park and Red Rock, is full of brush that could have fueled such a fire.

Fire crews plan to return in the morning with a Type 6 truck, a smaller vehicle that they can use to scavenge the area and verify that the fire has in fact been extinguished.

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