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Elgin Bridge Fire is 73% contained, forward progression stopped | Local news – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2022-05-27 14:15:00 –

Firefighters will continue to work on Friday to contain the fire on the Elgin Bridge and stop moving forward.

According to a Facebook post from the Arizona Forest Fire Administration, the fire is currently contained 73%, not expanding from the reported 2,149 acres.

The crew will continue to patrol the area and check for hot spots and smoke inside the fire. Some resources will be released and will be available in case a new start occurs over the weekend.

The fire is about 0.5 miles south of Route 82 and is a rugged, semi-remote terrain in the Mustang Mountains, smoldering and creeping in grass, brushes and Chaparral. About 130 employees are working on the fire.

The flame broke out northeast of Elgin on Monday morning. The cause is still under investigation.

Stage 2 fire regulations apply state-wide on both state trust lands and federal lands. The jurisdiction of the Arizona Forest Fire Management Authority includes the state trustlands within the Kochis, Graham, Greene, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties. Stage 2 restrictions do not allow campfires and prohibit smoking outdoors.

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