Wildfire On A Sacred Mountain: Baboquivari, Southwest of Tucson, AZ (2 of 2)
By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
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The company is named "Ironwood Hotshots." That's one of their crew trucks to the left, coming out of Brown Canyon with a crew of tired, hungry firefighters. As of 7:00 this evening (Tuesday) the Elkhorn Fire has grown to 17,000 acres, and is 35% contained. Approximately 215 firefighters have been deployed from around the state, according to a report by Judy Wood, spokesperson for the Arizona State Forestry Division. The Baboquivari (bab-oh-kee-VAR'-ee) Peak Wilderness area is rugged mountainous terrain. Helicopters have been used today to start grass fires on the ridges, which then burn slowly downhill through the grass and underbrush. What started as a human-caused wildfire has been tamed, (as much as you can tame fire,) and will be allowed to burn out as a slow moving, low intensity...