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Shamrock Fire northeast of Nogales 90% contained

The Shamrock Fire burns in a remote area northeast of Nogales on Thursday, June 10.
The Shamrock Fire burns in a remote area northeast of Nogales on Thursday, June 10.(U.S. Forest Service)
Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:24 AM MST|Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 7:47 AM MST
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NOGALES, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The 1,104-acre Shamrock Fire burning in Santa Cruz County northeast of Nogales is 90% contained as of Monday, June 14.

The fire is under the Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team with Incident Commander Darrel Howell.

According to a Facebook post from the U.S. Forest Service, the Shamrock Fire is being fought by four Crews, three engines, three Very Large Airtankers, three Large Air Tankers, three helicopters, one Air Attack and one lead plane.

The fire, which started at about midnight, June 10, is fueled by grass and brush, according to the Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center (WildCAD).

It is burning in steep, rugged terrain.

The cause has not yet been determined.

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