Davis-Monthan training mission causes fire in Arivaca

Published: Feb. 9, 2016 at 12:29 AM MST|Updated: Jul. 20, 2018 at 2:08 PM MST
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ARIVACA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Emergency crews are attempting to contain a fire roughly three miles north of Arivaca after a Davis-Monthan training mission went wrong.

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 during a Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Combat Search and Rescue training mission, according to a press release from the U.S. Air Force.

As part of the mission, an Airman on the ground attempted to signal an aircraft overhead to indicate his location, and accidentally started a fire.

The Air Force is cooperating with local authorities, and an investigation will follow.

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