Mulberry Fire: Rain helps fight fire, but could cause issues in - Tucson News Now

Mulberry Fire: Rain helps fight fire, but could cause issues in future

(Source: Tucson News Now) (Source: Tucson News Now)
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The community about eight miles southeast of Vail is left to look at burn scars and red stains.

The stains are from fire retardant air tankers dropped from the air to protect homes from the Mulberry Fire.

Fire officials told Tucson News Now it’s a non-toxic mixture made up of natural ingredients and that it’s not harmful to humans or animals going forward.

“I can't say how long it'll be there,” said John Cambra, Public Information Officer for the Mulberry Fire. “It does come off. People get it washed off their cars, house.”

Cambra explained in general, after a wildfire rips through an area and there’s a lot of rain, there’s a chance for erosion when it rains.

If the vegetation on a mountain is burned away, it’s not able to stabilize the soil sending the top soil down the slope and possibly around homes or roads.

“It's a concern of the material getting washed down into the roads, the roads become slippery, so more precaution has to be taken in those areas,” said Cambra.

Monday night rain is in the forecast, but not enough to cause worry according to fire officials. It is something to watch for if the area gets pounded with heavy rain during the monsoon.
 
Forest officials have yet to say if they’ll send in a team of people to treat the burned areas to prevent erosion and flooding.

MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-12-13 20:38:04 GMT

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

  • Roy Moore responds after Senate loss to Doug Jones

    Roy Moore responds after Senate loss to Doug Jones

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:58 PM EST2017-12-14 03:58:33 GMT
    (Source: Moore campaign)(Source: Moore campaign)

    Roy Moore has released a statement following his loss to Senator-elect Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.  Moore released a video to the people of Alabama. The transcript is below: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family, for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. We ...

    Roy Moore has released a statement following his loss to Senator-elect Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.  Moore released a video to the people of Alabama. The transcript is below: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family, for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. We ...

  • Dan Johnson: KY State Rep. kills himself in Bullitt County

    Dan Johnson: KY State Rep. kills himself in Bullitt County

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-12-14 04:29:43 GMT

    Kentucky state representative "Pope" Dan Johnson has committed suicide, days after a report surfaced alleging he assaulted a teenage girl in 2013.

    Kentucky state representative "Pope" Dan Johnson has committed suicide, days after a report surfaced alleging he assaulted a teenage girl in 2013.

Powered by Frankly