SADDLE FIRE: 90 percent contained, 5,113 acres - Tucson News Now

SADDLE FIRE: 90 percent contained, 5,113 acres

(Source: Arizona State Forestry) (Source: Arizona State Forestry)
(Source: InciWeb) (Source: InciWeb)
COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Saddle Fire burning in Cochise County was estimated at 5,113 acres as mop-up work continues on Friday morning, June 30. Containment was estimated at 90 percent.

The fire began Saturday, June 24, near Packsaddle Mountain in the Douglas District of the Coronado National Forest, and on Arizona State land.

A Type 3 Incident Management Team is managing the fire, and about 50 people are involved in the effort.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

CLOSURES/EVACUATIONS

No closures or evacuation notices have been ordered. No structures are threatened by this fire.

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