Fire burning near Benson grows to more than 300 acres - Tucson News Now

Fire burning near Benson grows to more than 300 acres

Source: Sonoita-Elgin Fire District Source: Sonoita-Elgin Fire District

A brush fire has grown to 377 acres near Benson. 

On Saturday, Nov. 25, The Sonoita-Elgin Fire District said the "Cornfield" fire is visible over the Whetstone Mountains -- located off the Smith Ranch Road near the Skyline and I-10 exit.

The fire is reportedly 75 percent contained and forward progress has been stopped as of Sunday evening, officials said.

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