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UPDATE: Heavy Fire in Santa Rita Mountains fully contained at 104 acres

Published: Jun. 16, 2021 at 3:49 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 10:36 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Heavy Fire burning in the Santa Rita Mountains is 100% contained at 104 acres as of Wednesday, June 23.

The fire sparked near Helvetia Wednesday, June 16. Original estimates put the size at about 250 acres, but on Thursday, the estimates were reduced.

Officials say it started near the Helvetia Mine on private lands and burned onto Coronado National Forest.

The cause is unknown.

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