Arizona Firefighters Tackle Blaze South of Tucson Amid Record Heat

A brush fire started in the Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson, on June 16, as Arizona continued to experience a record-breaking heat wave, local fire officials said.

The fire, dubbed the Heavy Fire, grew to 30 acres within a few hours of its start, the Green Valley Fire District reported. “High Temps and low humidity are a dangerous mix to add to this fire,” they said.

This footage was shared by the fire district and shows a fire retardant drop. Credit: Official GV Fire PIO via Storyful

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