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See smoke? Prescribed burn scheduled at Rincon Mountains

TUCSON – A prescribed burn is being held on Mica Mountains in the Saguaro Wilderness of the Rincon Mountain District near Saguaro National Park East starting Tuesday.

According to officials, about 541 acres of land may be treated in reference to the controlled burn. Authorities expect the fire to last until Thursday.

Planned Backcountry Closures During the 2019 Mica Prescribed Burn/ NPS

National Park Service officials say smoke from the fire may be visible from Tucson, Redington Pass, Benson, Mescal and Happy Valley.

The fire is said to limit the availability of Manning Camp campgrounds.

For more information, visit or call 520-733-5150.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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