Brush fire in the Santa Cruz River - Tucson News Now

Brush fire in the Santa Cruz River

Brush fire in Santa Cruz River. (Source: Avra Valley Fire) Brush fire in Santa Cruz River. (Source: Avra Valley Fire)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A brush fire has been burning in the Santa Cruz River.

Avra Valley Fire District got the first call at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, about a fire in the wash where it runs under the Trico Road bridge.  The fire is now out, but firefighters are in mop-up mode. 

Right now, Trico Road is closed in both directions, and the bridge will be closed until Department of Transportation engineers can inspect it.  

You might remember, there were a few other fires in the Santa Cruz wash back in May, two in Marana and one in Avra Valley.  There is no word yet on what started this or any of the earlier fires and no word on if authorities believe this fire is connected.

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