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UPDATE: Wildfire near Madera Canyon in Santa Ritas now 70% contained

The Madera Fire burning in the Santa Rita Mountains was started late Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The Madera Fire burning in the Santa Rita Mountains was started late Tuesday, Oct. 19.(Coronado National Forest)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 10:15 AM MST|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 11:52 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The wildfire burning near Madera Canyon in the Santa Ritas was 70% contained as of early Friday, Oct. 22.

According to the Coronado National Forest, the Madera Fire started around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, and has burned around nine acres.

CNF spokesperson Celena R. Soto said several trails are closed due to the fire.

  • The following trails are completely closed: Armour Springs (No. 71), Bog Springs (No. 156), Cave Canyon (No. 149), Crest (No. 144), East Sawmill Canyon (No. 146), Florida Canyon (No. 145), Four Springs (No. 940), Gardner (No. 143), Josephine Canyon (No. 133), Kent Springs (No. 157), Old Baldy (No. 372), Super (No. 134) and Temporal Gulch (No. 595).
  • The following trails are restricted: the eastern portion of Agua Caliente (No. 140) starting at the intersection of Very Steep/Vault Mine Trail (No. 77) and Aqua Caliente Trail eastward. For more information and the full closure order, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/coronado

The public has been asked to avoid the area. More information, including a map of the closures, can be seen at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/coronado/alerts-notices.

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