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2 fires burning in Coronado National Forest, 1 in Tortolita Mountains in Oro Valley

TUCSON - Crews continue to battle three separate fires ignited in Southern Arizona Friday evening.

One fire is on Mount Lemmon in the Spencer Canyon area, the second is north of Pusch Ridge and a third fire is burning up in the Tortolita Mountains, north of Oro Valley, according to Adam Jarrold with Golder Ranch Fire.

According to the Coronado National Forrest Service, the Spencer Fire on Mt. Lemmon is about 1/4 acre in size. Spread was stopped just before midnight Friday.

Saturday, The Coronado National Forrest Service said the Bighorn Fire, burning near Pusch Ridge in the Santa Catalina mountains, was estimated at 200 acres. Officials said one engine and one hotshot crew were suppressing the fire, supported by water drops from helicopters. 

Golder Ranch Fire Dept. said crews monitored the Tortolita Fire Friday overnight. The fire is burning on State Land. Saturday, officials estimated the fire had burned 540 acres.

The Tortolita fire is being managed by Stand Land personnel, but GRFD units my stay assigned to the fire, according to GRFD.

According to the Oro Valley Police Department, Friday's storm brought lightning which caused the fire on the Pusch Ridge Mountains.

Golder Ranch Fire Department and Northwest Fire Department responded to the scene, OVPD tweeted Friday.

Details regarding this story are limited at this time.

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