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BURRO FIRE: Road to Mount Lemmon to reopen to public on Friday

Only residents and employees with proper ID will be allowed past the roadblock at the base of the mountain. (Source: KOLD News 13) Only residents and employees with proper ID will be allowed past the roadblock at the base of the mountain. (Source: KOLD News 13)
Helicopter flies over Burro Fire, July 7. (Source: Burro Fire facebook) Helicopter flies over Burro Fire, July 7. (Source: Burro Fire facebook)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

During a news conference, officials said the road to Mount Lemmon will open to the public on Friday July 14, 2017.

The road reopened to residents and employees on Monday afternoon, July 10.

The PCSD said Redington Road is open again to all traffic.

The closures were necessary due to the Burro Fire, which has burned 27,238 acres since it started on Friday, June 30. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation but it was 51 percent contained as of Monday. 

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