UPDATE: Walnut Fire near Benson 100% contained at more than 10,000 acres

Published: Jun. 20, 2021 at 6:25 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 30, 2021 at 10:19 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Walnut Fire northeast of Benson near Texas Canyon and Dragoon east of Benson is 100% contained as of Thursday, July 1.

The fire has burned 10,650 acres.

The fire bruned through heavy, dry vegetation, including grass, brush and chaparral in the Texas Canyon area north of I-10 between Benson and Willcox.

The lightning-caused fire was reported around 6 a.m. Sunday, June 20.

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