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Guadalupe Fire grows to 5,900 acres, is 30 percent contained

Published: Jun. 6, 2015 at 1:36 AM MST|Updated: Jun. 20, 2015 at 1:37 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A wildfire burning in New Mexico east of Douglas continues to grow.

The lightning-caused Guadalupe Fire that began on June 2 has burned about 5,900 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service and is now 30 percent contained.

It is burning grass and brush in the Peloncillo Mountains.

There have only been two minor injuries reported over the course of five days with 296 personnel assigned to the incident, according to a recent Forest Service release.

The following assets are on the scene:

Firefighters:  Seven crews (four Type 1  Hotshot, two Type 2, and one Type 2  Initial Attack  hand crews).

Engines:  Fourteen engines

Two  Type 1 heavy lift helicopters

Two light helicopters

One medium helicopter

For further information on this incident please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov.  Updates will also be available on @CoronadoNF_Fire and https://www.facebook.com/CoronadoNF. 

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