500-acre prescribed burn set for Rincon Mountains

Tucson Sentinel (May 13, 2019) by Dylan Smith

Smoke will be visible in the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson this week as more than 500 acres on Mica Mountain are set to be cleared with a prescribed fire, officials said.

With weather conditions “finally looking ideal” to clear underbrush and downed trees with a moderate-intensity blaze, Saguaro National Park fire managers will carry out prescribed burns for two to three days, beginning Tuesday, a National Park Service spokesman said.

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