A small wildfire on the western end of the southern slopes of the Santa Catalinas just above and east Swan, Thursday September 6, 2018, Tucson, Ariz. A small monsoon storm cell moved through the area in the afternoon, with rain and lightning, and the flames became visible shortly after sunset.

A small fire was burning on the Santa Catalina Mountains Thursday evening. 

The blaze was possibly caused by a lightning strike on the western end of the mountain's southern slopes.

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Storms were expected to move into the area this evening, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service in Tucson.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1


Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.