Coordinates: 32.2638N, -110.6466W (between Tanque Verde falls and Chivo Falls, west of the AZT)
Firefighting reduces size of Redington Fire east of Tucson
June 14, 2012 9:59 am • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star
Firefighters battled an 18-acre wildfire Thursday near milepost 4 on the Redington Pass Road east of Tucson.
By the afternoon, the fire had been reduced about 8 acres, after crews hit it hard, said Heidi Schewel, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service.
One helicopter, three engines and two crews, including a Hotshot crew, fought the fire, Schewel said. She said approximately 50 firefighters were involved in the effort this morning.
Schewel said the fire, which broke out Thursday morning and is called the Redington Fire, was burning in an area with extremely dry grass and brush.
“It’s got to be human-caused because there was no lightning in the area,” she said.