UPDATE: Airstrip Fire near Amado fully contained, burned 41 acres

Amado wildfire contained

AMADO, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Green Valley Fire Department is reporting that the Airstrip fire is now fully contained and no structures were lost.

The fire had burned 41 acres and began just after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19.

According to the Green Valley Fire Department the fire may have been caused by an illegal burn, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

One truck remained on scene overnight to monitor the area.

Source: (Google Maps)
Source: (Google Maps)

GVFD and Elephant Head Fire were the first to respond 25 minutes after the fire began and immediately conducted burnout and structure operations.

GVFD reported that the fire was slow moving and had been heading toward the I-19, burning dry grass, brush and mesquite trees.

About 33 people in a nearby trailer park were evacuated. On initial report, structures were in danger due to the direction the fire was moving. As of 4 p.m., GVFD reported no structures were on fire and were not in danger of catching fire.

Aircraft was also used to drop water on the north and east sides of the fire.

Rio Rico Fire, Tubac Fire, Rural Metro Fire, Avra Valley Fire, and the State Forestry also responded to the fire.

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