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Deer Head Fire grows slightly to 1,076 acres

Deer Head Fire grows slightly to 1,076 acres

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Aug 8, 2014

SAGURAO NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Deer Head Fire has grown to 1,076 acres. The lightning caused fire is being managed for natural resource benefits, in the federally-designated Wilderness area of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park.

Firefighters continued burnout operations along the south perimeter of the fire between constructed fire lines and the fire.

The Deer Head fire continues to burn in wilderness, where it is functioning in its natural role, helping reduce fuel loads and maintaining wildlife habitat.

Firefighters will continue burnout operations on the fire’s south perimeter today.

Firefighters, personnel and equipment from a number of local, state and federal agencies, including the Rincon Valley Fire District and Arizona Department of Transportation, continue to assist Saguaro National Park with the fire.

Federal agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service.

All Rincon Mountain District backcountry closures will remain in effect for the duration of the Deer Head Fire to ensure public safety.

Additional fire information can be found at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov or call the Fire Information Hotline at (520) 733-5150.

Ina Ronquillo

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.