UPDATE: Pinnacle Fire grows to more than 34,000 acres, 26% containment
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A fire burning in Graham County northeast of Tucson grew to more than 34,000 acres with 26% containment as of Monday, June 21.
Winds gusting to over 40 miles per hour in red-flag conditions pushed the fire eastward in the Black Rock Ranch area. Crews were able to keep the fire south of the Black Rock and 284 roads, as well as protect the values at risk within that area. The eastern and southern perimeters remained intact and minimal fire behavior was observed.
450 personnel are battling the blaze and the cause is under investigation.
The following areas are in GO evacuation status: All Black Rock Road area residences, and all residences in the Klondyke-Aravaipa corridor in Graham County.
Both the Coronado National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management have closure orders in effect. For specific closure information visit the following agency links:
The Pinnacle Fire was discovered on June 10.
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