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Wildfire east of Tucson now 60 percent contained

Wildfire east of Tucson now 60 percent contained

CREATED Jun 21, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson is 60 percent contained after charring about 7,500 acres.
   
Authorities say the lightning-sparked Fox Fire began Saturday.
   
Crews conducted successful burnout operations late Wednesday and early Thursday to deplete natural fuels.
   
The fire is burning dry grass and brush in steep and rocky terrain in the Rincon Wilderness area.
   
Some 200 firefighters are battling the flames along with helicopters and aerial tankers.

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