The U.S. Forest Service reported a 25-acre wildfire on Mt. Lemmon Saturday night, and called in fire crews and aircraft to battle it.
Windy conditions in the area spurred concern about the fire spreading. Flames and smoke were visible from Tucson, Catalina and Marana, according to social media posts.
U.S. Forest Service officials reported six engines, four hand crews and aircraft had been ordered to begin fighting the fire, named the Shovel Fire. The cause of the fire had not been reported.
Weather and fire officials had warned of fire conditions through Saturday because of high winds. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for northeastern and southeastern areas of Arizona because of low humidity, gusty winds and a high fire danger. This area was among them.
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