Fire east of Tucson nearly contained

2014-05-05T12:46:00Z 2014-05-05T18:07:04Z Fire east of Tucson nearly containedArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 05, 2014 12:46 pm  • 

The Redington Fire burning east of Tucson was 80 percent contained Monday and burned less acreage than initially estimated.

The human-caused fire consumed 30 acres in Redington Pass since it started Saturday and crews were working Monday to complete a containment line and mopping up hot spots, said a news release from the U.S. Forest Service.

It was initially estimated the fire burned 125 acres.

Crews used measuring devices to get a better estimate of the burned area, the release said.

Redington Road has been reopened but motorists were asked to use caution in the area as large vehicles used to fight the fire may be using on the road.

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