TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A wildfire is burning in a remote part of Santa Cruz County west of Rio Rico on Tuesday, June 11.
According to a U.S. Forest Service representative, the Hell’s Gate Fire in the Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest is estimated to have burned 340 acres, due to more accurate mapping of the fire. Fuels include grass and brush.
The Southwest Coordination Center says the fire started Monday, June 10, 15 miles northwest of Nogales.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but there was lightning in the area on Monday night.
No further information was immediately available.