UPDATE: Habanero Fire at 3,247 acres and is 70% contained

UPDATE: Habanero Fire at 3,247 acres and is 70% contained
Habanero Fire (Source: Forest Service)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - As of Tuesday, Oct. 27, The Habanero Fire burning 15 miles southwest of Globe in the Tonto National Forest has burned 3,247 acres of land and is 70% contained.

Forest authorities say a decrease in fire activity during the last days has helped firefighters with containment efforts. The fire received some precipitation today, but not enough to help with supression efforts.

Exterior smoke is still present in hotspots within the fire’s perimeter, and crews continue to secure containment lines.

The Forest Service says the threat to structures has greatly decreased and there are no current evacuations in place for the area.

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