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Rising winds could spread wildfire near Redington (AZ)

by Jon Robinson |

David Teibel writting for the Tucson Citizen reports

"Gusty winds predicted today may hamper nearly 50 firefighters battling a 153-acre wildland fire that had threatened three ranch buildings near Redington.

The fire, believed to have been human caused, was burning on state and private land about two miles southeast of the settlement on the San Pedro River, 30 miles east of downtown Tucson, said Fred Mascher, an air tanker coordinator with the state Land Department, this morning. A precise cause still is under investigation... "