UPDATE: Shovel Fire on Mt. Lemmon 25% contained at 17 acres - Tucson News Now

UPDATE: Shovel Fire on Mt. Lemmon 25% contained at 17 acres

Shovel Fire burns Sunday morning on Mt. Lemmon (Source: Coronado National Forest) Shovel Fire burns Sunday morning on Mt. Lemmon (Source: Coronado National Forest)
Shovel Fire burns Sunday morning on Mt. Lemmon (Source: Coronado National Forest) Shovel Fire burns Sunday morning on Mt. Lemmon (Source: Coronado National Forest)
Shovel Fire burns Sunday morning on Mt. Lemmon (Source: Coronado National Forest) Shovel Fire burns Sunday morning on Mt. Lemmon (Source: Coronado National Forest)
SOURCE: KOLD SOURCE: KOLD
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Crews said a fire that started Saturday, April 8, in the Catalina Mountains has slowed down, as they got a better look at the charred area Sunday morning.

As of 10 p.m. Sunday the Coronado National Forest shared a Facebook post that said the fire measured 17 acres with containment lines around 25 percent of the fire.

Heidi Schewel, Public Affairs Specialist for Coronado National Forest, said the Shovel Fire is burning near Mt. Lemmon and was estimated at 10 acres, as of 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

Fire crews originally estimated the burning area at 25 acres Saturday night, but flew over this morning to get a better estimate.

Among the resources fighting the flames Sunday morning were two helicopters, five crews, eight engines and other fire personnel.

Schewel said they are dealing with steep terrain in the area, which is just below a radar base at the Mt. Lemmon summit. She said fire engines are in place for structure protection, if needed.

As of Sunday morning, no evacuations had been ordered.

Schewel is putting out the warning to not fly drones or personal aircraft anywhere near the fire. By regulation, the US Forest Service is forced to ground its aircraft should a drone be in their airspace.

Check the status of the fire HERE. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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