The Bighorn Fire, outside Tucson, Arizona, continued to burn on June 25, 20 days after it was started by a lightning strike.
The fire had burned around 75,000 acres of the Santa Catalina Mountains by June 24. More than 800 firefighters were working to contain it, local officials said. The fire stood at 33 percent contained late on June 24.
A resident of Oracle, Lorinda Navarro, captured footage of the blaze from Biosphere 2, a science research facility, on June 24. Local reports said the fire was burning towards Oracle, but there was no immediate threat.
Speaking to Storyful, Navarro said, “The fire is wreaking havoc on communities throughout the Tucson area already dealing with being one of the nation’s hotspots for COVID-19 infections.” Credit: Lorinda Navarro via Storyful