Santa Rita wildfire grows to 200 acres, 50 percent contained

Santa Rita wildfire grows to 200 acres, 50 percent contained

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Fire crews continue to battle a wildfire in the Santa Rita Mountains at Gunsite Pass, which is south of Tucson and roughly 15 miles east of Green Valley.

Heidi Schewel, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service Coronado National Forest, said as of noon Wednesday, Dec. 10, the fire covered 200 acres but was 50 percent contained.

No structures are currently threatened. Authorities believe the fire, which was first reported Tuesday, is human-caused but it is under investigation.

Firefighters from Arizona State Forestry, Tubac Fire Department, Sonoita Fire Department, Green Valley Fire Department and the Coronado National Forest are working the blaze.

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