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UPDATES: Bighorn Fire near Tucson, July 3: Here's what we know
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UPDATES: Bighorn Fire near Tucson, July 3: Here's what we know

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The Bighorn Fire, sparked by lightning June 5 near Pusch Ridge in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, has resulted in evacuations and is being fought by hundreds of wildfire fighters. Here are the latest news developments from the Arizona Daily Star:

Friday, July 3

Crews expect to make a big jump on containing the Bighorn Fire this weekend.

• With monsoon storms on Tucson's doorstep, flooding around the Bighorn Fire is a concern. Here's a story the Star's Patty Machelor wrote bout potential flooding.

Rough terrain and challenging weather helped Bighorn Fire grow into a super-sized blaze.

• Take a look at photos from the Star's Bighorn Fire coverage.

Use this map to track the Bighorn Fire boundaries.

• Here's an updated collection of news photos from the Bighorn Fire.

Tuesday, June 23

Limit outdoor activities, a smoky Tucson is advised as the Bighorn Fire continues to burn.

Crews make varying degrees of headway in Arizona wildfires

• Tucson's Bighorn Fire map: Track boundaries of the blaze

Monday, June 22

As the edges of the Bighorn Fire move closer to Tucson and other communities near the bottom of the Santa Catalinas, it also is running out of fuel to feed the blaze, fire officials said Sunday.

Photos: The Bighorn Fire burns near Tucson.

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Monday, June 15

• The Bighorn Fire didn't grow much on Monday thanks to cloud cover and humidity, officials said. 

The Bighorn Fire near Tucson is now 22% contained, and officials on Monday put the Mt. Lemmon area on pre-evacuation notice.

Fire crews were moving into Summerhaven as they work to protect Mount Lemmon from the raging Bighorn Fire. Meanwhile, fire officials issued a pre-evacuation order for Mount Lemmon on Sunday evening, telling residents to be ready to evacuate.

Here's a collection of photos from the Bighorn Fire.

Saturday, June 13

• Bighorn Fire evacuation order lifted, but residents stay alert.

One week in, Bighorn Fire continues to rage near Tucson.

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